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Awarded a Commendation for Aberdeen Society of Architects Design Awards 2023!

Tummel is a new build family home nestled within the village limits of Torphins, Aberdeenshire. This rural area recognises a mixture of architectural styles from ultra-modern to traditional. However the feel of the area very much harks to its agricultural roots.

This dwelling has been designed in a T-shaped formation and is elevated over 1 & 3/4 storey using a simple palette of external materials that reflect the local vernacular but present a modern twist. As you approach Tummel from the roadside you are welcomed by the eye-catching pitched Siberian larch clad gable with glazed full height detailing. This, along with the grey corrugated roofing materials, provided a direct link to vernacular barn style buildings and defines the building form allowing it to sit respectively on this site.

The comfortable open plan kitchen, dining and living accommodation is entered by a bespoke barn sliding door in green which is a funky design detail hinting to the agricultural location. A vaulted ceiling with a full height glazed angular panel and 'picture window'.  provides a feeling of openness, maximises natural light and solar gain to this South Westerly facing  family room whilst giving  picturesque views to the valley beyond. 

The use of Local Granite Stonework with recessed lime pointing forms a main entrance feature to the single storey portion of the house, Granite Stone is a common material used within the area. The main body of the house is finished with a silicone render system giving the appearance of a traditional white wash finish but with the benefits of modern day render systems.

Energy efficiency was a key consideration for this family home and has been insulated to surpass currently Building Standards and uses air source technology as the primary heating system with the addition of a wood burning stove.

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