Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop, Cairngorms National Park House, Contemporary Building, Scottish Highlands Architecture

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Contemporary Residential Property in Northern Scotland – design by Brown + Brown

20 Apr 2018

Spyon Cop

Architects: Brown + Brown

Location: Cairngorms National Park, North East Scotland

Spyon Cop

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop sits high above the River Don overlooking the ruins of Glenbuchat Castle, on the Eastern edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Accessed via a rough hill track, the house sits on a steep slope, and has been designed as a reaction to the existing topography of the site, with the mono-pitch grass roof appearing almost as part of the hillside from above.

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Our approach sees the creation of a concrete plinth, with a single-storey black timber volume placed upon it, in order to reduce the potential ridge height of the building. The proposed house creates an unashamedly contemporary, yet complimentary, addition to the landscape.

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

A coherent entrance, clad in cor-ten steel is located to the rear to allow a degree of shelter, with the majority of spaces within the house being open to the South for solar gain, as well as to take advantage of the open views over the valley below.

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

Spyon Cop – Building Information

Visualisations: Touch 3D
Structural Engineer: Design Engineering Workshop

Spyon Cop in the Cairngorms National Park

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