Self-Build or Live-Build

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Architecture and Design Scotland invited Roots Architecture to share their self-build story in our blog as part of our focus on ‘Housing’ through September 2017.

Roots have done a fantastic job of not only building their home but delivering a contemporary home set within its rural context and then sharing their learning with others. Read the full story written by Lynne Cox on our Shorthand Social page: Self-Build or Live-Build.


“Our objective for the design is to embody the wisdom of regional details that have evolved to best resist the severe Atlantic weather, whilst taking this thinking further by employing new materials and construction methods to ultimately create a new ‘black-top’ home for contemporary island living.”

Lynne Cox

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