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Chic Rural Houses

'Tinhouse' Celebrates Agrarian Architectural Tropes

— July 21, 2016 — Art & Design
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.
Trend Themes
1. Rural Architecture Revival - The trend of embracing traditional and agrarian architectural elements in modern residential designs presents opportunities for architects and designers to create unique and nostalgic living spaces.
2. Pragmatic Design Aesthetic - The shift towards practical and functional design aesthetics, like the use of corrugated metal sheeting, provides an avenue for innovative construction materials and techniques that prioritize efficiency and affordability.
3. Sustainable Rural Living - The increasing interest in rural living and sustainable lifestyles creates a demand for eco-friendly and self-sufficient housing solutions, opening a market for sustainable technology and green infrastructure.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Architects and designers can explore the incorporation of traditional agricultural architecture into modern homes, creating unique living spaces that celebrate heritage and authenticity.
2. Construction Materials - Companies in the construction materials industry can develop innovative materials and techniques that prioritize functionality, durability, and cost-efficiency for agricultural-inspired residential designs.
3. Sustainable Housing - The demand for sustainable rural living presents opportunities for companies in the sustainable housing sector to provide eco-friendly and self-sufficient housing solutions that cater to the needs of rural communities.
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