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A Modern Farmhouse From Scottish Ruins

Alex and Seonaid Maclean-Bristol’s house on the Isle of Coll in Scotland was built in the ruins of a house abandoned 150 years earlier.

Architects: WT Architecture
Location: Coll, Hebrides, Scotland
Photographs: Andrew Lee, Michael Harding for The New York Times

Inspiration from architects:

The spectacularly cleft ruin is to be consolidated and only partly occupied. A glazed living room link connects a wing of domestic accommodation to the west, which is sheltered by a massive dry stone wall that extends into the landscape, extending the ancient patterns of enclosure analysed in the drawing above left.

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