Design Awards 2016
New House of Auchengree
Ann Nisbet Studio
Winner: Supreme Award
Winner: Design Award
‘Newhouse of Auchengree’ is a contemporary farmhouse, which draws on the inherent characteristics of North Ayrshire’s unique rural vernacular to design a building that reflects the area’s identity, creating a sense of place in the site and surroundings.
Located in a prominent, elevated position, surrounded by fields, The house is deeply rooted in context and contained within a cluster of buildings that reference the forms of the traditional local farm buildings.
Formed around a three sided courtyard and sheltered terrace, the house is entered via a long access road, through a pend, into the courtyard, creating a pause space between the house and wider landscape.
Zinc cladding, provides a contemporary exterior that references the area’s tradition of agriculture and industry sitting harmoniously in the landscape.
Through the use of black spruce rain screen shutters the building can be ‘shutdown’ and various semi-external sheltered spaces can be created for different functions