Wild Scottish landscape frames zinc-clad Midden Studio
űThe coast of West Scotland, constant murmur of the ocean, a fast flowing stream, granite rocks, and a former Victorian midden wall - sounds romantic and wild enough to inspire even a modern-day artist. Midden Studio was built exactly under these circumstances. Acting as a home, a retreat, and a workshop as well, the house was designed by Studio Weave with landscape and function in mind.
Upon first inspection, it follows the vernacular of local agricultural buildings and the Scottish Baronial style. When looking at the details, peculiarities start to surface: the cantilevered structure, the twin gables echoing stone mouldings, and the pattern of the raw zinc cladding. The latter’s diamond decoration draws in continental influences, mostly of Italian palazzos, while the material ties it back to the homeland. The rusticated zinc ages well and the cladding will change its shape together with the landscape.
The interior, operating with wood as a contrast, is kept simple and warm to provide comfortable circumstances for artistic endeavours. The wilderness of the nature, however, is let in through a “soffit light”, an opening on the work surface allowing the owner to take a look at the water flowing beside the house. The interplay of wild nature and tranquil home, the transmutation of materials, and the mingling of continental and local influences are all topics that the resident artists is deeply interested in, so Midden Studio works as a never-ending source of inspiration.
We are a bunch of creatives from very diverse backgrounds, like architecture, interior architecture, design and graphics design held together by our passion for fresh ideas, new technology, alluring concepts, effortless fun, relentless design, products, and dreams. All of us are a working professional creating living spaces, environments in a daily basis focused on three areas like homes, work- and leisure-spaces.
We want to include you in this flow of creativity through our selection on how we work, live and play.