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.