Wishing for a contemporary room to enjoy views of a freshly landscaped yard, this homeowner commissioned Níall Hedderman, director of Capital A Architecture, to design an extension onto this Scottish home. With a strict budget (less thank £30k or approximately $46k) and specific size requirements (215 square feet) in mind, Capital A had their work cut out for them.

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The intention for the space was to become a second living room and dining room when extra space was needed, but also for the homeowner to have a year round space with garden views. Taking inspiration from mid-century modernism and steel frame houses designed by Mies Van Der Rohe, they were able to build a modern room of that size while remaining under budget. Had they used traditional construction methods, this would not have been possible.

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Two of the walls are completely glazed with the floor-to-ceiling windows where the frames are mostly hidden within the structure. These glass walls give unobstructed views of the yard.

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The minimal structure doesn’t take over the original home, instead it complements it. The main structure was built in a matter of days instead of taking several weeks, making this the perfect solution for this project’s requirements.

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Photos by Square Foot Media.