Where modern architecture zigs, 'Tinhouse' a project by UK architecture firm Rural Design zags. Many modern homes opt for sleek opulence, with boxy lines and elegant, Scandinavian design that is stubbornly forward facing. Tinhouse, on the other, looks parallel and backwards, drawing inspiration from the agricultural buildings that surround it.
Built on the northwestern tip of the Isle of Skye on an isolated bit of land that separates the Inner and Outer Hebrides Sea, Tinhouse is in the middle of rural farmland. Inspired by the pragmatic design of the area, Tinhouse is covered in corrugated metal sheeting, the likes of which are ubiquitous in the region. Inside, the house has a stark yet welcoming cottage feel that invites a long sit after a hard day's work.