Case Study 34 – Inn at John O’ Groats

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Project Name: Inn at John O’Groats

Building Type: Private House

Location: John O’Groats Caithness

Architect: GLM

Image: Pip Rustage

Project: The new build element of the Inn is a highly insulated timber frame with timber cladding. Timber was chosen as a result of the client’s requirements for sustainability, the tight budget and programme, and the conceptual references to Scandinavian fishing villages. Traditional timber frame construction proved to be most economical and allowed for use of a timber kit manufacturer 15 miles from site, and small local contractors for erection. The building is an evolution of the ‘aparthotel’ concept using arrangements of locking doors allowing variable configurations.

Materials Featured: Timber Frame, Larch cladding,

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