There were 25 entries in the council’s bi-annual sustainable design awards, with the overall winner named as Tigh-na-Cladach, Bullwood, Dunoon.
Judges said the development by architect D Deveci was ‘an unmatched example of exceptional design in terms of response to the site and setting, building performance and architectural solutions in the context of social housing budget constraints.”
Set on Coll, the White House, Grishipol, by WT Architecture, was commended in the small scale residential category and described as ‘an exemplar of radical intervention in the conservation of a listed building’.
Square House in Taynuilt, by Roxburgh McEwan Architects as also commended in the small scale residential category and praised by the judges: “Wearing its accredited Passivhaus rating lightly, and aspiring to architecture rather than a dull ‘green’, the Square House is indeed a good basis for a vernacular, and a welcome alternative to the often rather dismal new houses which ring many Highland villages.”
The marine sciences building at Dunstaffnage, by the Argyll Partnership, was commended in the new build non-residential category for ‘achieving very high standards and providing an enviable learning facility’.
The Workshop at Kilmory Knap, by ECRU Architects, was described ‘a gem’: “The building, conceived and executed for its unique place and time, demonstrates that architecture and craft can bring joy to to the humblest of buildings.”
Members of the council’s planning, protective services and licensing committee are asked to endorse the results at their meeting next week.