Internally, the house also responds to the landscape through a split-level design. The bedrooms, located on a higher level are grouped together with bathrooms, dressing rooms and storage located along the northern wall. The open-plan living space is situated on a lower level with floor-to-ceiling glazing offering expansive views.
The eco-house boasts solid walls that protect the building from the cold north while expansive glazing exploits the southern sun. Furthermore, it is orientated within 15 degrees of due South offering 30% energy savings through passive solar gains. Externally, the timber cladding will allow the building to settle into and integrate with its surroundings.
This project has won the New Building Residential Category in the Scottish Borders Design Award 2016.