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Conservation Challenges for mid-20th Century Houses in Peripheral Scotland
Conservation Challenges for mid-20th Century Houses in Peripheral Scotland

Three Case Studies of Modernist Houses by Three Scottish Architects

Author(s): Carsten Hermann
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Historický ústav SAV, v. v. i.
Keywords: building conservation; houses; mid-20th century architecture; Modernism; peripherality; Scotland; socioeconomic challenges

Summary/Abstract: Whilst Scotland’s postwar urban planning and mass housing are well documented, the historiography of mid-20th century architecture consists otherwise of relatively few monographs on renowned architects. The history of architect-designed houses is insufficiently researched, despite the existence several outstanding buildings scattered across the country. This paper discusses three such Modernist houses, erected between 1959 – 1963 at seaside locations in remote Scotland, and reflects on how their remoteness influences their upkeep and use. All designed by well-known architects, the houses are Port Murray by Peter Womersley (recently demolished), Tigh an Uisge by Morris & Steedman and Tiagh Biorach by John Hardie Glover.

  • Issue Year: 51/2017
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 64-77
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English