Heriot Toun Studio Building, Architect, Scottish Borders Design Project, Images, Info

Artist’s Studio Scotland : Architecture

Scottish Borders Building by Reiach and Hall Architects

Heriot Toun Studio

Date built: 2006

Design: Reiach and Hall Architects

Heriot Toun Studio

Address: Heriot Toun Farmhouse, Heriot, Midlothian, EH38 5YE

Phone: 01875 835 229

Reiach and Hall Architects – Building Information

HERIOT TOUN STUDIO – newly completed artist studio

Heriot Toun Studio Borders

The idea was born by the client to provide a gathering place for collaboration and exchange of ideas among artists across the creative spectrum, be it painters, musicians, sculptors, writers, poets or performance artists. The response by Reiach and Hall Architects on which the studio is based, is of a building with a ‘light footprint’ both on the site itself and on the general environment. The basic form of the Studio stems from a desire to provide the required accommodation in a simple, direct manner, whilst taking full advantage of the significant qualities of the site.

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The studio sits on a hillside facing south-east, overlooking the valley of Heriot and the main house. It is sheltered by beech and birch trees but enjoys open views due to it’s elevated position. We built the foundations with timber piles, the superstructure and cladding are timber and the insulation is sheepswool. Heating and hot water are geothermal, an ecologically sound method based on transfer of heat from underground pipes therefore reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.

Heriot Toun Studio – images / information from Reiach and Hall Architects 080806

Edinburgh Houses

Project by Reiach and Hall Architects:

Evolution House
Evolution House
image © Adrian Welch

Jenners

Heriot Toun Studio, Scottish Borders : Scottish Design Awards 2007 – Residential Shortlist: Reiach and Hall Architects

National Gallery of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch

Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel
picture from the architect

Dean Gallery
Dean Gallery
image © Adrian Welch

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Website: http://www.heriot-toun.co.uk