Following the Aberdeenshire Design Awards which were announced on Last Thursday (September 6), Old Rayne based timber engineers, Sylvan Stuart Ltd, have a double hat-trick of prizes under their best for their Model-D House at Pitmachie.
The house was designed by architect Professor Gokay Deveci, who runs a research-based practice from The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment at The Robert Gordon University’s Garthdee campus in Aberdeen.
The project was highly commended under the sustainability section of the 2012 Aberdeenshire Awards for its use of native timber, low carbon footprint, and design features to minimise maintenance and provide passive house standards of insulation.
It has also won a Saltire Society’s housing prize, the Wood for Good Award, and was a RIAS Award 2012 joint winner. It has been included in the Doolan Prize short list which will be announced at the Scottish Parliament on November 8.
Sylvan Stuart managing director, Bryan Stuart said: “We want to supply and build rural housing that has as low environmental impact as is possible, with cutting-edge design and construction technology, and at a price that makes it accessible to many.
I am delighted with the awards given for the Model-D House, and getting on the Doolan Prize short list is a great achievement for a three-bedroom house design of modest cost. It’s another great accolade for Gokay Deveci’s architectural abilities.”
The company is now producing house kits based on the award winning design which it is developing further with RGU under a Knowledge Transfer Partnership which is a grant-aided arrangement funded by the Scottish Government.
Sylvan Stuart Ltd, who say satisfied customers are their reward, design and construct environmentally friendly timber buildings to the highest standards. The company provides an efficient, cost-effective service to both businesses and individuals with flair, imagination and flexibility at home and in Europe.