My thesis project began with an investigation into natural lighting through gaps in construction, which developed into a small design based on illumination of an exhibition with reflected light.
The focus then changed to reuse of traditional rural buildings in northern Scotland, and research into the concept of a contemporary vernacular. This was based on the inherently low energy approach of older buildings but incorporated modern technology to create a new temporary accommodation for tourists. It joins the fundamental experience of a bothy with shared rooms and a low tech environment with an open and comfortable space that retains heat much more easily.
My interests lie in building reuse, low energy solutions, and the practical problem solving that comes with fitting requirements into a set amount of space.