A former barn and cart shed located in Dumfriesshire has been shortlisted for an RICS Scotland Award. Hazelwood, the property belonging to Lily Jencks has been shortlisted for the Design Through Innovation category.
The RICS Scotland Award ceremony takes place on Wednesday the 26th April at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh. During this award ceremony, the winners of each category and the winner of the Project of the Year Award will be revealed. The host of this even will be Catriona Shearer, the BBC Broadcaster.
In order to create Hazelwood, Savills were elected as the project’s executive architects. Savills worked alongside the property owner Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent, the French architect. This collaboration led to the construction of a rural yet modern family retreat. The barn and cart shed were previously derelicts and sat in ruins before the project began. Hazelwood has been designed in order to make the most of the scenery, as the site has panoramic country views. The final building is a mix of traditional and contemporary structures that combine, resulting in a shortlist for the Design Through Innovation RICS Scotland Award.
The project needed an innovative design solution when combining the traditional structure and the contemporary design. To deal with this, a modern building into the original ruined structure. This development was completed through the use of simple timber and a steel external shell that is clad in plywood, and covered in an EPDM membrane. This build was carried out and has led to a seemingly seamless combination of the original structure and contemporary additions to create a beautiful property. The interior of the property includes a curving internal tube structure made of plywood and polystyrene covering in fiberglass. This structure lends a cave-like feel to the property and contrasts with the simpler lines of the external structure.