Andrew Rough

A series of ideas which challenge the way we currently live. With the cost of living continuing to rise, we need to think about how we could live differently. This project aimed to explore a series of ways in which we could design homes differently in Scotland, from looking towards other cultures and building practices. Japanese architecture, particularly the engawa, serves as a foundation in which the research has been built on. Spaces which blur the threshold between inside and out have been explored for their suitability in cooler climates, as well as how they can support domesticated living.

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My project began from looking at the potential of blurring the threshold between inside and out within Scottish homes, taking inspiration from Japanese architecture and the engawa. However, this

developed into a series of ideas which challenge the way in which we currently live, as a response to the current energy crisis and rising building costs. My design output illustrates a proposal of how our lifestyles could change as a response to these current issues. The ideas that have developed from this project have been manifested into a series of principles that we could incorporate into our lifestyles.

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