Andrea and Gareth are planning a new life in a forest near Inverness in Scotland. Its an exciting plan to relocate from West Hampstead to the far north taking their successful graphic design practice and two girls with them.
Set in a beautiful woodland on a steep incline, the site provides a wealth of design opportunities as well as constraints. Andrea & Gareth being designers in their own right lead the way with the design for a truly collaborative process. We generated four different designs to get to the final one that met their vision of life in the trees. The design proposals include lots of levels, complexity and light – the basic ingredients of a great design. Roaming deer that eat any vegetation and the shade given by the surrounding trees inspired us to push the communal spaces to the first floor with a large rooftop garden in the tree tops and the bedroom below. Andrea & Gareth specifically wanted a very modernist look and feel.