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Altarf: Isle of Skye

Mobile House: Isle of Skye

Located on the Isle of Skye, this mobile micro home prototype was developed as a low cost, thermally efficient, mobile house, designed for the rural landscape.

The Client’s initial brief was for a ‘small but not tiny’ house on the site. However, after discovering that the ground conditions on the site were poor and would not support traditional foundations, a ‘mobile house’ concept was developed.

The house contains three main spaces, which are open to the apex, to provide a feeling of space, light and height. Each is divided by a deep storage wall, containing storage or other functions. The three spaces flow together, creating a greater feeling of space and light throughout the building.

Externally, the building is clad in a mixture of black standing seam zinc and untreated Siberian larch cladding, emulating those materials commonly found within the rural landscape. Both external and internal materials were considered in terms of longevity, re-use, maintenance and environmental impact.

Once complete, the building was transported across the Skye landscape, to the site and lifted into position. In the future the building can be removed from site and travel to a new location, where its narrative will continue.

Photographs: David Barbour

Area: 30m²    Completion: Autumn 2019・ Client: Private

RIAS Award: Shortlisted (Under-consideration)
Scottish Design Award: Shortlisted (Under-consideration)

Bantaskin Street, Glasgow

Plot 3 Bantaskin Street

Ann Nisbet Studio have been appointed by a private client to prepare proposals for a two bedroom home as part of the Bantaskin Street Self Build Pilot. Glasgow City Council are undertaking a ‘self build’ pilot project adjacent to the Forth and Clyde Canal Locks in Maryhill, Glasgow.  The city hope to adopt this approach to various brownfield and vacant sites around the city.

Size: 95sqm  Commence on site: 2020  Client: Private


Bantaskin Project: Shortlisted for RTPI Planning Award

Dundashill Custom Build Housing

Dundashill Custom Build Housing

Ann Nisbet Studio were invited by Igloo Regeneration along with five other Glasgow architecture practices to design a terrace house for a proposed development in Dundashill, in the north of Glasgow.

The proposal was for a custom build housing solution for the Dundashill area, in partnership with Scottish Canals, Igloo Regeneration and CCG, with off-site production and construction by CCG.

Coastal Tidal Pools: Reuse

Ann Nisbet Studio were asked to take part in the Architectural Fringe Festival’s Re Types Exhibition and explore adaptive re-purposing of an imagined existing building or structureThe studio’s project explores ideas relating to rejuvenating and re purposing Scotland’s abandoned coastal swimming pools and comments on local democracy, land ownership, social isolation and collective bathing.

Date Completed:May 2019  Client: ArchiFringe

Homes and Interiors Scotland

Homes and Interiors Scotland Magazine
Project: Newhouse of Auchengree
Article by Caroline Ednie
Photographs: David Barbour

RIBA JOURNAL: November 2017

RIBA Journal
Project: Newhouse of Auchengree
Article by Kieran Gaffney
Photographs: David Barbour

The RIBA Journal published an article on ‘Newhouse of Auchengree’ and featured Newhouse on their front cover.

Rural Barn House: Lochaber, Highlands

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Rural Barn House

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Rural Barn House

Ann Nisbet Studio was commissioned to design a new rural house on the site of an existing dilapidated corrugated barn near Fort William in the West Coast Highlands. The site is located next to an existing white house on an elevated position, on a functioning croft, over looking Locheil.

It was important that the new building was kept low in the landscape and subservient to the existing white house; To achieve this the new house references the former agricultural shed, is designed on a single level and is asymmetrical in form, rising towards the rear of the site.

The new three bedroom house is clad in timber and aluminium, referencing two of the main industries of the Lochaber area. There are a number of external covered areas that allow the clients to sit outside and enjoy the view, while being sheltered from the elements.

The house has solar panels for hot water and is heated via a ground source heat pump and wood burning stove.

Area 160sqm   Due to Commence on site: Autumn 2020   Client: Private

The Govan Fair

After the completion of the “Ghost of Water Row” Project, it was suggested that we took the project through the streets of Govan, as part of the Govan Fair. The Fair itself is the oldest community fair in the City of Glasgow and dates back to 1756, when it was established by the Govan Weavers Society. Since then the Fair and Parade has always taken place on the first Friday of June. The project was developed in collaboration with Andrew McAvoy through the firm of Edo Architecture.

 (c) Photograph copyright Ann Nisbet


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James Morrison Street Design Party


As part of Doors Open Day on Saturday 18th September 2010, the local community and creative cluster around Glasgow Cross joined forces in grassroots style to transform James Morrison Street into a vibrant public space full of activity and performance.Between 10am and 4pm there was an eclectic programme of events including film screenings in the urban escape theatre, free homemade soup and Jim Morrison branded toast, a buskers stage, tea

Glasgow Doors open day


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