Ruairidh Moir – Architect
Ciaran Gallagher – Architectural Assistants
Lingerbay, Isle of Harris
Eriskay Construction Group (Frames)
We have situated the dwelling house on a level platform between the existing blackhouse ruin and existing gable wall. Further screening from the road is provided by a large rock outcrop. Our proposals relate to rural buildings, between rocks, hovering over the earth.
The site indicated the preferred arrangement. A level ledge was provided, where we placed a series of masonry walls, much like keel blocks, to accommodate the house above. The walls are pigmented to harmonise with the surroundings, and the turf roof. Walls are folded inwards at key openings, giving the perception of mass.