Neil Cownie Architect
Robert Frith and Michael Nicholson
Vulcan Panelling – Tongue and Grooved Triple Scotia 132x16mm
Intergrain Ultraclear Exterior Satin
The Roscommon House is designed and built to last many generations, and as such needed conviction in the material selection, both from a structural and moral standpoint.
The selection of long-lasting, low maintenance materials
Timber in the project was sourced from certified plantations. Approximately 40% of the timber in the project was Vulcan scotia or boards and is produced from FSC® Certified Forests.
The Roscommon House is constructed primarily from concrete, with a large amount continuing from the outside-in and featuring in the house’s interior design.
Despite appearing as a concrete building from the outside, the interiors are remarkably warm, a result achieved through the extensive use of timber.
This project is a demonstration of how versatile timber is in the different forms it has been used.
The textures and colours can be paired with opposing materials (in this case; concrete, brass, and stone), to produce a much richer environment and harmony through the intricacy of detail.