Three Seton Mains, Longniddry, East Lothian
This is a project that manages to celebrate the ordinary by being undeniably extraordinary...
Isabell Allen, Architects Journal
Three Seton Mains is a small but beautifully composed architectural poem, a 'Japanese haiku' on the edge of the Firth of Forth. Like a good 'haiku' this house intertwines life, landscape and the changing seasons. Here all are mediated by a frame of precise geometry. With finely detailed timber boarding on the exterior and almost exclusively white inside, this is a gentle house of subtle sophistication.
Jury comment, Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award
A contemporary home with a highly specific response to site and context. Three is designed to take full advantage of spectacular views to the north, whilst maximising natural daylight and minimising overlooking of neighbouring properties. Timber frame construction and cladding plus high levels of insulation ensure a minimal environmental impact and low running costs.
Structural Engineer ARUP Main Contractor John A Smith and Son