Highland Sheep Shelter

This granite farm in Aberdeenshire has been sensitively converted into a temporary workspace by Moxon Architects, which used robust materials, such as wood and steel.

Moxon, Highland Sheep Shelter, Aberdeenshire, 2016
Formerly used to winter sheep, this granite steading in Aberdeenshire has been sensitively converted into a temporary workspace for Moxon Architects’ Scottish office. Moxon were keen to retain its protective agricultural character through use of similarly robust materials, such as wood and steel. The wood is wide-boarded maritime pine, a pale reddish yellow, and is used on the floor, ceiling and tread of the staircase to give the small space elegant continuity.

 

The addition of the wood-burning stove serves as both a nod to the tradition of its rural surroundings, as well as providing the primary source of heat during the extreme highland winters. The studio incorporates a steel block insertion, creating a building within a building, containing a kitchen, wet room and storage space.

Moxon, Highland Sheep Shelter, Aberdeenshire, 2016
Moxon, Highland Sheep Shelter, Aberdeenshire, 2016

Highland Sheep Shelter, Aberdeenshire
Program: office
Architect: Moxon
Steelwork: Tor Contracting
Granite work: Urquhart Stonemasonry
Engineering: Graeme Craig Consulting Engineers
Area: 105 sqm
Completion: 2016

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