A new building, affectionately named the Shack, has popped up on the Pentland Firth, one of mainland Scotland’s northernmost points.
Offering panoramic views of the sea and the sky, its timber frame, larch cladding and aluminium roof make the space at one with the sea and the sky. Carefully positioned roof lights and a full north-facing window captures the southern light and views across the Pentland Firth. The cladding is Russwood’s SILA A/B® grade of Siberian Larch – a versatile, aesthetically beautiful and contemporary-looking timber that complements the rugged landscape and minimalist feel of the Shack with its smooth finish.
The building is inspired by the architect Mary Arnold-Forster’s own home, the Shed, on Skye(*), but its unique charm and location makes The Shack a delightful minimalist home in its own right.
Forster worked on the Shack as part of Dualchas Architects and has since set up her own firm.
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