Konishi Gaffney Architects
2010, Small Project Award at the Edinburgh Architectural Association Awards
2010, Saltire Housing Award (shortlisted)
The two-storey house is engineered in locally sourced timber, which exhibits a Scottish-Japanese influence. The open-plan ground floor living space is set around a large oak post (essentially a tree trunk found on a forest floor) or daikokubashira, the surface of which has been charred and burnished. Large roof lights make the most of the low Scottish sun while a cantilevered canopy the full length of the house shades the 6m wide sliding doors that open the living area to the garden.