The Intelligent Design Centre was invited to develop a concept for a small sustainable housing project in northern Scotland.

The site, located on the outskirts of a small village in a distinctly rural area is in Greenbelt.

Expanding on the ‘Green Infrastructure’ concept, the housing typology for the project must satisfy various planning policies. Among these, the possible requirement for mixed housing types within a development (particularly affordable housing) presents a challenge in terms of providing good quality, yet low-cost homes.

Our concept involved focusing on groundwork. This allowed us to mould  the site into a framework that could then host a variety of activities – living, growing and play. Once the space is created for the relevant activities, pre-fabricated structures can be placed on site to provide living accommodation.

Location: Highlands, Scotland

Keys Aspects: Sustainable Design, Greenbelt