Covell Matthews Architects
Kinneff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Spring Cottage is a contemporary dwelling house occupying a narrow, wooded slope, offering panoramic views across the agricultural landscape to the sea beyond. Zinc, slate and glass are sharply detailed to create a sloping ‘plane’ roof responding to the natural topography and protecting the house from the elements.
Having explored a bespoke solution roof windows were chosen because of the high level of technical support available, the rigorously tested robust detailing and the refined design aesthetic both externally and internally. Roof windows are utilised in a variety of ways throughout there house; to give direct views from an adjacent floor level, to provide high levels of natural light to cellular and open plan accommodation and to provide clerestory to double height spaces.