How do you rescue the ruins of a 300-year-outdated farmhouse, whereas on the similar time constructing a glossy, up to date home?
In the event you're the lucky proprietor of this extraordinary Scottish home, you rent some visionary architects to assemble an extremely-trendy constructing inside these stunning ruins.
The outer layer is the stabilised, preserved ruins of the 18th-century farmhouse. Inside that may be a black rubber 'envelope' that follows the unique traces of the now vanished pitched roof.
And the third layer is the 'tube': curvy, natural-wanting inside partitions which can be made from white polystyrene blocks and distinction pleasingly with the rugged stone exterior and matte black roof.
The unique stone partitions burst via into the home's inside in locations, bringing into focus the lengthy historical past of the constructing.
The fittings and furnishings have been stored easy and minimalist, in tones of white and pale wooden.
Taking your gaze from inside the home to outdoors, you will see breathtaking views from the big window and door openings that stretch out for greater than 80km down two valleys.
It is a wonderful and weird home, however extremely sensible, too: the home is photo voltaic-powered and extremely insulated to guard the inhabitants in opposition to these biting Scottish winters (take a look at these wooden-burning stoves, too - so cosy).
It is all too straightforward to think about your self curled up by a kind of home windows, studying a e book and searching at a howling gale; or snuggled subsequent to the range sipping a single malt after a bracing stroll via the lowland forests and hills. Tweed jacket non-obligatory, woolly socks most positively required.