Glencommon

Glencommon

Architect
Fiddes Architects
Location
Aberdeenshire, UK | View Map
Category
Rural

Rurals

Housing
Courtesy of Fiddes Architects
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersCupa Pizarras
trimskytun
gutteringmarley alutech
windowsNordan
ManufacturersRusswood

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
trims
by kytun
guttering
windows
by Nordan
Manufacturers

Glencommon

Fiddes Architects as Architects

This stunning new build was awarded a Commendation award 2019 by The aberdeen Society of Architects.

This design was contextually driven from the surrounding building forms and materials. The clipped eaves and traditional pitched roof profile, prevalent in the north east of Scotland, aid the house taking on a 'byre' like form. 

photo_credit Courtesy of Fiddes Architects
Courtesy of Fiddes Architects

The open plan heart of the home takes full advantage of the surrounding countryside views whilst providing natural daylight, much sought after in the winter months, throughout the day. Designed to modest budget, the layout was kept as simple as possible whilst providing the storage and spatial requirements much needed by a family of 5.

photo_credit Courtesy of Fiddes Architects
Courtesy of Fiddes Architects

The main living area of the building is clad in Natural Siberian Larch cladding with openings orientated to both the internal layout and the external aspect. The glazed corner sliding door provides daylight throughout the day and also a corner breakout to the garden. 

photo_credit Courtesy of Fiddes Architects
Courtesy of Fiddes Architects

It was ensured that all details were carefully presented and discussed with the timber kit supplier and main contractor prior to construction. This resulted in an impressive air tightness of 0.44 air changes per hour and exceptionally low running costs being achieved. 

photo_credit Courtesy of Fiddes Architects
Courtesy of Fiddes Architects
Project Credits
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
BIG unveils a playful, wooden, colourful factory for Vestre in the middle of the Norwegian woods
3 Jul 2022 News
BIG unveils a playful, wooden, colourful factory for Vestre in the middle of the Norwegian woods

In Manor, Norway, The Plus is a new furniture factory by BIG for furniture manufacturer Vestre. Inco... More

RH+architecture develop an intriguing urban infill strategy for a Paris neighbourhood
3 Jul 2022 News
RH+architecture develop an intriguing urban infill strategy for a Paris neighbourhood

In the 11th district of Paris, the architecture of the neighbourhood has a spontaneous feel characte... More

Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands
29 Jun 2022 News
Poppodium Nieuwe Nor offers a new landmark and hub for new music in the Netherlands

  In the city center Of Heerlen, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor by diederendirrix is a unique new landma... More

Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall
29 Jun 2022 News
Izar Houses in Mexico celebrate the natural landscape, light, and rainfall

On a steep site in Mexico, Izar Houses by Taller ADG Alonso de Garay pay exceptional attention to en... More

25 best architecture firms in Madrid
27 Jun 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Madrid

Madrid is a center of gravity for European architecture. Spain’s capital city is host to an am... More

Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media
25 Jun 2022 News
Lviv’s Radio Garage offers an experimental space for temporary exhibitions with a focus on radio, sound art, VR-art, and interactive media

In Lviv, Radio Garage is a media art centre and an experimental gallery for temporary exhibitions wi... More

Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric
25 Jun 2022 News
Urban infill project Manifesto Market Andel activates an underutilized gap in Prague’s urban fabric

Located in Prague’s Andel District, Manifesto Market Andel is an urban infill project activati... More

Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More