‘Sistema’ Music Retreat | Landscape
The design is very much influenced by the notions of the landscape surrounding the site. The residential retreat is developed as a cranked building mass that folds in and out to reveal internal landscapes and meandering along the water edge of the banks of Loch Lomond. More importantly, the roofscape plays a vital part as a raised platform to take advantage of the views of the mountainous terrain. Also, to celebrate the waterscape of the merging between two key waterways; River Leven and Loch Lomond. The residential retreat building recalls nautical qualities docked lightly on stilts by the water edge of the landscape. The ground floor presents an open plan communal space with a practice hall and service rooms at opposite ends of the long narrow internal walkway demarcating the ends of the building. On the upper floors, residential bedroom clusters occupy most of the space penetrated with balconies to break up the configuration and allow passive daylighting to enter the interior. The balconies also act as various breakout spaces to allow for social interaction, more so musical experimentations. Each of the spaces is unique in size and shape to encourage music collaboration and interaction. The roof offers a hidden and adventurous, open terrace for a large fruitful playground.