Ambrismore, Mount Stuart Trust
Mount Stuart Trust
Ambrismore, Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, PA20 0QA
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A new model of sustainable rural living
Ambrismore aims to re-establish a cluster of rural homes through the remodelling of a disused farm steading in an arrangement following the historic ‘fermtoun’ model. Acting as a catalyst, the existing byre informs the scale, mass and orientation of the other three new build ‘prototype‘ dwellings. The new dwellings are offered as short assured tenancies with the aim of providing quality affordable housing for local island residents. The existing byre and prototype buildings are both highly insulated and are heated by a shared woodchip biomass boiler augmented with wood burning stoves. The future intention is to source biomass fuel from the Bute sawmill waste products to keep all resources on-island.
Saltire Housing Design Awards 2017 – Shortlisted