People of the Orkney Islands use only local materials for constructing of houses partly built into the hills for such a necessary in adverse weather conditions thermal insulation.
This private residence in Scotland is built on a former pasture away from civilization by the engineering firm Raw Architecture Workshop and is intended for young families of two people. The building of 169 square meters has an unusual planning that is seen from its shape. There are two units – the lower unit is concrete, plunged into the ground on a half, and the top one is made of the timber.
There the entrance, bedroom and bathroom with no need of a large amount of daylight, and storerooms located on the lower level. Four bedrooms are located on the first floor, while the spacious and bright living area combining the lounge zone and the kitchen are located on the second one.
Photos courtesy of Raw Architecture Workshop