WHAT - Eco-Sustainable Building, designed as a retreat for Architects.
WHY - The space aims to accommodate an architecture and design studio/retreat specifically focused at developing innovative and sustainable design ideas, offering workshops to professionals of the industry from around the globe.
HOW - To reflect the idea of sustainability, the space has been designed using a reductionist aesthetic which uses as few materials as possible. It is my hope, that by reducing the materiality in this design, the resident designers will in turn be inspired to use only what is necessary in there own projects. It is this psychology that I want my design to mirror and thereby promoting the sensible use of natural resources.
WHERE - The ruins of Tantallon Castle, is found to be ideal to accommodate the concept of a reductionist aesthetic that reminds the resident designers of their relationship to nature. Firstly,because of the sites isolated location, and secondly, because the ruins themselves reflect an extreme in material reduction.
Status: School Project
Location: East-Lothian (Scotland, UK)