”Having worked on the conversion of the castle from a dwelling into a venue for hire, we were delighted to have the opportunity to assist in the further development of the business by creating these fantastic pod cabins, which will create much needed additional bedroom accommodation for the popular venue.”
The setting of the 12 cabins is within the mature grounds of the A Listed Carlowrie Castle nestled behind the dominant stone wall to the formal gardens. Contrasting against the historic backdrop but at the same time sympathetically blending with its context of natural materials the new additions are of their time and contemporary in style.
The design approach is to create natural looking cabins that use natural timber cladding and large panes of reflective glazing to blend with the surroundings and sit elegantly within the landscape. A sense of connection between the occupant and the landscape will be achieved through the simplicity of the design and the focus on the external spaces. The design is simple and reflective of a traditional basic summer cabin, minimising its impact on the surroundings and floating within the woodland setting.