A remote coastal location with a heavily sloping and a rocky plot of land sounds like the recipe for a construction disaster – but proved to be the site of a great architectural success. The building was designed to become part of the landscape without affecting it, carrying off a thoroughly modern design that blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
Every truss in the hammer beam roof of Stirling Castle had to be made to slightly different dimensions and pitch because of the bow in the west wall.
Rosslyn Chapel was fairly unknown until it featured in the box office hit The Davinci Code when visitors numbers didn’t just double but went up ten times . With visitors numbers so high the old visitors centre was insufficient so Carpenter Oak & Woodland were approached to build a new timber engineered visitors centre.
This beautifully simple structure is home to the most comprehensive ornithological library in Scotland.
A spectacular Douglas fir timber frame sits at the heart of the new Robbie Burns Museum.