Scotland is known for its stone farmhouses, some of which date back hundreds of years.
One such structure was recently renovated into a modern, solar-powered home dubbed “Ruin Studio.”
Check it out below.
The 1,940-square-foot home sits in Dumfries, Scotland near the mouth of the River Nith. The new black facade is made from synthetic rubber.
The stonework carries into the curved, fully insulated interior. The architects used the outline of the original stone walls to design the new structure.
The interior walls are made from recycled polystyrene blocks covered in glass-reinforced plastic.
There are no doors between rooms.
Instead, the living room, bedroom, study, and kitchen connect to form a winding, open space.
Eight large skylights give the home natural light.
The design meets passive standards, meaning it’s extremely energy-efficient.
Solar panels on the roof provide all of its electricity needs.
Architects from Lily Jencks Studio write that they hope that home embodies “the pleasures of living within history.”
Source: Lily Jencks Studio