Ann Nisbet Studio has built Cuddymoss in Ayrshire, United kingdom.
Located in the Ayrshire landscape, Cuddymoss seamlessly integrates a modern dwelling with a two-hundred-year-old stone and brick ruin.
The aim was to preserve the ruin's character while elevating its narrative and aesthetics. A "building within a ruin" concept emerged, inserting a timber frame structure within the existing stone walls to create a harmonious connection.
Repairs were gently made to the ruin's exterior, highlighting its rich history. Additionally, a second building, complementing the ruin's proportions, was added to the site.
The project prioritised sustainability with a "light touch" design approach, using locally sourced and reclaimed materials, solar energy, and natural insulation. The surrounding landscape has also been preserved, encouraging wildlife and showcasing ecological mindfulness.
Studio: Ann Nisbet Studio
Credits: Ann Nisbet Studio