Arnothill, Falkirk

Designed to occupy a site once the garden of a very ornate gothic revival villa, the approach recognises that the existing villa is, and should remain, the most dominant structure on the site. The proposed dwelling is designed as a collection of separate components: the brick volumes of the garage and bedrooms, the white rendered living areas and the timber spine acting as the link between. This division breaks down the proposal scale allowing the eye to read the scheme as a cluster of buildings. The building steps down the site creating a series of private terraces allowing rooms to open out onto the garden at every level.

Cost - £350k (approx)