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Hitoshi Arato
Oct 20, 2021

Minimalist 'Kepdarroch' farmhouse by Glasgow-based Baillie Baillie Architects takes its inspiration from the typical settlements of the area.

On an open plot surrounded by fields, Baillie Baillie Architects designed a minimalist house for a young family in Glasgow. Colin and Megan Baillie’s studio took inspiration from typical agricultural settlements, groupings of functional buildings that evolve over time. Designed around an informal courtyard, the exterior of this Scottish farmhouse features materials that weather naturally, such as wood, stone, and slate, while the sleek interiors feature polished concrete floors and white walls.

The house was designed to grow and evolve over time with the clients’ young family. Exterior materials include Caithness stone, charred wood, and reclaimed slate, inspired by traditional drystone walls on the farm, and designed to naturally blend into the surrounding landscape. The result is a silhouette composed of three distinct roof volumes of varying sizes, each enhanced by prominent chimneys and accentuated by large expanses of glass and dark charred wood. It is arranged so that the courtyard provides shelter from the weather, while the components are arranged to take advantage of the changing light and views.

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Hitoshi Arato
Oct 20, 2021

Minimalist 'Kepdarroch' farmhouse by Glasgow-based Baillie Baillie Architects takes its inspiration from the typical settlements of the area.

On an open plot surrounded by fields, Baillie Baillie Architects designed a minimalist house for a young family in Glasgow. Colin and Megan Baillie’s studio took inspiration from typical agricultural settlements, groupings of functional buildings that evolve over time. Designed around an informal courtyard, the exterior of this Scottish farmhouse features materials that weather naturally, such as wood, stone, and slate, while the sleek interiors feature polished concrete floors and white walls.

The house was designed to grow and evolve over time with the clients’ young family. Exterior materials include Caithness stone, charred wood, and reclaimed slate, inspired by traditional drystone walls on the farm, and designed to naturally blend into the surrounding landscape. The result is a silhouette composed of three distinct roof volumes of varying sizes, each enhanced by prominent chimneys and accentuated by large expanses of glass and dark charred wood. It is arranged so that the courtyard provides shelter from the weather, while the components are arranged to take advantage of the changing light and views.

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