Photo Credit: Architects Nathanael Dorent and Lily Jencks
Although there are some updated elements, the structure still sits within the original stones of the farmhouse, and is topped by a pitched roof similar to the one that would have sheltered the old Scottish house.
Source: A Modern Solar-Powered Home Built Within the Ruins of an 18th-Century Farmhouse | Colossal
Generally when we think of reclaimed, repurposed and recycled design, the image is one of thriftiness, resourcefulness and the environment. It’s an unsexy image that is still anathema to high net worthers who do not often (let’s be honest) have sustainability as a top priority. But how about we don’t call it sustainable for a minute… because this trend is now hitting the upper echelons and in the hands of global luxury brands and young designers it’s something quite different. And in the hands of artisans the otherwise unloved becomes fresh and new, interesting and unique.
via Sexing up sustainable design – Telegraph.