ARCHITECTURE: Low Cost Project Schemes Under 200k

Avonbridge United Reformed Church

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The remodelling of Avonbridge United Reformed Church involved crafting a flexible interior capable of accommodating both worship and a programme of community outreach. The solution was to vacate a dilapidated later addition hall and consolidate all activities within the original church building itself, which had been left vacant in recent years due to being considered no longer fit for purpose by the congregation. The levelling of the previously raked floor has facilitated a more flexible space, into which a birch […]

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Blackhouse

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A room for cooking in a wood fired oven, eating and drinking with friends; thinking, reading and drawing. Planned and intuitive in equal measure this small building was made by its architect in the ruins of an abandoned highland blackhouse. Drawing on modern and pre-modern influences it was an opportunity for learning by making and an experiment in the use of large section, locally sourced timber. A Douglas Fir structural frame that was selected, felled, milled and jointed by hand […]

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West Highland Way

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The first officially designated long-distance path in Scotland, the West Highland Way runs for 96 miles (154 km), from the town of Milngavie in East Dumbartonshire to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. Throughout the year, walkers from around the world converge on Milngavie to embark on the Way, but until now a tarmac ramp and blank gable, leading through a service yard, have made for an inauspicious start to such a scenic walk. The proposal enhances the setting-off point […]

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