“Art at the service of society” – José Antonio Abreu
The preservation/sharing of culture is the aim and beating heart of this proposal, given the range of demographic amongst the clientele suggests the need to provide a design that allows for the opportunity to share experiences whether that be through the clear directive of music or through a collective home experience. With this progression the realisation of providing spaces to take a breath and reflect became evident and attempts to be disseminated throughout the design.
Parallel to the importance of culture is the incorporation of nature especially with the positioning of this North West site which rests as the threshold between the urbanism of Balloch and rural climate of the Scottish Highlands; therefore, embracing the density of the trees allows for the promotion of a healthy mindset in addition to providing exposure of the nature/wildlife for the clientele that have been lacking such experiences.
The derivation of building masses to establish the public and private thresholds is amongst some of the methodologies used to achieve these goals, alongside the other aims to achieve a lower carbon footprint and establish a distinct maturity for the building components amongst the context of this embracing environment.