Rural Design Architects Created the Modern Black House in Scotland

 - Feb 13, 2018
References: ruraldesign & uncrate
Rural Design Architects created the modern Black House, a recreation of Scotland's vernacular architecture. The house pulls inspiration from the traditional "blackhouses" in the area, but brings forward a high-end, modern finish. The name is not based on the actual black hue of the house, but the self-made construction and understated materials.

The interior is filled with cement floors, plywood walls and exposed duct-work for a loft-like utilitarian style. The large windows offer views of the beautiful surroundings of the Isle of Skye from each room. This innovative take on the modern Black House was made to show the world its heroically self-built structure by using basic materials and hard work to create a shelter for the entire family.

Image Credit: Nigel Rigden, Rural Design Architects