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1 year ago

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Eastside; a project using different layers of vernacular forms and materials to make a distinctive rural home.

Stone, vertical timber cladding, box profile corrugated metal, natural ... See more

1 year ago

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Thick steading walls that have been repaired and modified to suit the evolving needs of agriculture over the years.

The existing stone, a mix of field stones and dressed granite, will be ... See more

1 year ago

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Fantastic to see our project ‘Linkwood’ included in Urban Realm’s ASA20.

1 year ago

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Nearly there..

This almost completed project is full of character combining the best of old and new. We are very much looking forward to share some ... See more

1 year ago

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The start of groundworks and demolition at this alterations and extension project in the west end of Aberdeen.

Layers of the building being stripped right back to the existing granite. ... See more

2 years ago

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A welcomed return to site surveys and getting familiar with new projects.

This renovation project will completely transform the interior of the traditional cottage opening up to views over ... See more

2 years ago

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Early feasibility site layout sketches for a new home on the edge of an Aberdeenshire town.

Bound on either side by neighbouring properties each sketch has a slightly different strategy ... See more

2 years ago

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Linkwood has been shortlisted for this year’s Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards 2020.

Delighted to be considered and fingers crossed for the final round of ... See more

2 years ago

⌂ 028

A project where tradition meets modern; an old ruin brought back to life.

The new gable additions are wrapped in slate for a contemporary take on a traditional form and material.

2 years ago

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A moodboard looking into large sliding doors, built-in joinery nooks and internal details.

These images form part of the design proposals that aim to open up an old coastal property to ... See more

2 years ago

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An interior photo showing the open plan kitchen, dining and living space at Mack Lodge; a new build house near Inverurie.

The vaulted ceiling, natural light and views out make for a ... See more

2 years ago

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An interior photo showing the view through the entrance hall at Mack Lodge; a new build house near Inverurie.

Natural stone is used both inside and out at the main entrance to create a ... See more

2 years ago

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Eastside interiors.

These photos show just how close moving in day was before lockdown got in the way! We can’t wait to visit when we can.
📸 Cairnrowan Custom Homes ... See more

2 years ago

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Building warrant approval through for an extension and internal alterations project on the outskirts of Westhill, Aberdeen.

The traditional farmhouse and old cellular floorplan didn’t ... See more

2 years ago

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‘’We absolutely love the design of our house and we often find ourselves just staring out the windows at the beautiful views.’’

Great design feedback from our clients who moved into ... See more

2 years ago

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After a lengthy planning process, we’re delighted to have been granted planning on appeal for a new build house in the centre of Inverness.

Thanks to Aurora Planning Limited for their ... See more

2 years ago

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Shadow, texture and timber; a progress photo from one of our single storey extension projects in Aberdeen.

A landscape window captures early evening light while garden patterns are cast on ... See more

2 years ago

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Site layout work-in-progress as we continue to define boundaries, refine orientation and design three new rural homes near Balmedie. Design development coming soon.

#workinprogress #rural ... See more

2 years ago

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A new modest rural home project. Scot larch timber cladding has been proposed as a nod to the site’s wooded context and is a soft, tactile material when approaching the recessed main ... See more

2 years ago

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Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Easter weekend!

#stayhomestaysafe #easter #easterweekend #newbuild #ruralarchitecture #scottisharchitecture #residentialarchitecture #aberdeen ... See more

2 years ago

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Rewind and reflect
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Re-visiting this completed project in Garioch where connection to the garden and views was key to ... See more

2 years ago

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We are up in the Highlands today re-visiting a site with our initial design concept. It’s so important at this ... See more

2 years ago

⌂ 037

Seeing the finishing touches come together on a project is always satisfying, but especially so when it’s a tactile and warm material like timber.

The final push for an exciting new build ... See more

2 years ago

≺ RWA ≻

To all existing clients: like everyone else, RWA have been following the Covid-19 development. We have discussed the best approach to the ongoing situation and would like to reassure all ... See more

2 years ago

≺ PROJECTS ≻

Over the past month we’ve been busy working on lots of projects. Swipe for more ➟ 📸

{1} : New project meetings ; meeting potential clients to discuss their briefs and ... See more

2 years ago

≺ GOLDEN ≻

Light, shadow, warmth and tradition. Late afternoon; a great time of day to walk round with a new client on site, discussing family life and lifestyle before putting pen to ... See more

2 years ago

≺ REMNANTS ≻

We love to work on projects that involve bringing abandoned buildings like this old farmhouse back to life.

We’re measuring up, taking note of influential site features and ... See more

2 years ago

≺ VIEWS ≻

An oversized window, positioned opposite the front door, so every time you come home you’re reminded of the fantastic view! Whatever the weather....

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#stormbrendan ... See more

2 years ago

≺ MORE SPACE ≻

Planning approval through for this modest but bold extension in rural Aberdeenshire. The design introduces a mix of contemporary materials and an asymmetrical roof to contrast the ... See more

2 years ago

≺ IN THE MAKING ≻

Lots of nice details coming to life in this new home at Cross of Jackston.

A straight flight stair open to the entrance hall is top lit with natural daylight from the large ... See more

2 years ago

❍ 2019 ❍

A taste of the year gone past - RWA’s top nine of nineteen.

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#scottishdesign #aberdeen #aberdeenshire #design #aberdeenshirearchitects #rwalkerarchitects #RWA

2 years ago

❍ CHRISTMAS ❍

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year! The studio will be closed from today (Friday 20th December) returning Monday 6th January.

We’d like to say ... See more

2 years ago

❍ VAULTED ❍

A rural home featuring a large vaulted space containing kitchen, dining and a stepped living room to get views across the countryside.

Plasterboarding ongoing, with internal ... See more

2 years ago

❍ SKETCH ❍

The starting point for a new rural home; a feasibility study exploring layout options and sketch elevations.

If you have a project you’d like to talk to us about, we can offer ... See more

2 years ago

❍ FESTIVE ❍

The studio is feeling very festive while we work hard to get projects finalised before the Christmas break!

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#aberdeen #aberdeenshire #scottisharchitecture #design ... See more

2 years ago

❍ DUSK ❍

With daylight hard to come by at the moment these up / down external wall lights make for a great light feature on the newly rendered walls. Looking forward to seeing the finishing ... See more

2 years ago

❍ BUILD IT 2019 ❍

Looking forward to attending Aberdeen’s construction and property conference Build It Aberdeen next Friday. The topics this year will focus on ‘embracing innovation’. ... See more

2 years ago

❍ RENOVATION ❍

A great turn out for the talk last night on ‘sustainable renovations’ and the varying issues that surround the topic. Very informative and some lovely sketch details ... See more

2 years ago

❍ VERNACULAR ❍

Simple and practical - old school ingenuity spotted on today’s site visit; horseshoe / link chain door closer!

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#rural #context #farmstead #sitehistory #horseshoe ... See more

2 years ago

❍ GHOST ❍

The ‘ghost’ of an existing opening closed up, and its partner on the opposite gable. These remnants are the beginnings of a new conversion project! Happy Halloween.

#rural ... See more

2 years ago

❍ SEAVIEWS ❍

The view from this afternoon’s meeting. A potential project to open up the property to the seaviews... and you can see why!

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#coast #context #residentialarchitecture ... See more

2 years ago

❍ SITE VISIT ❍

A soggy site visit to see progress to our new build that retains an existing gable and lean-to. While the outside will stay true and sympathetic to its rural location, the plans ... See more

2 years ago

❍ SITE STRATEGY ❍

Some conceptual layout sketches for an exciting project in its early stages of design. We’re exploring access, form, density, orientation and shelter while retaining site ... See more

2 years ago

❍ LINKWOOD ❍
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Delighted to receive the photographs for our recently completed new build project near Pitmedden.
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2 years ago

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Looking at composition, proportions and materials with sketches for an ... See more

2 years ago

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Pressing submit on an application to The Highland Council for a new ... See more

2 years ago

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A couple of behind the camera images from a shoot earlier this week with @rwalkerarchitects at one of their excellent new build properties near Pitmedden.
This included a mixture of daytime and ... See more

2 years ago

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Behind the scenes with Niall Hastie Photography at one of our new ... See more

2 years ago

~ COAST ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Site visit this morning for a potential new project. Could be something ... See more

2 years ago

~ SITE SCRIBBLES ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Any surface is paper when you’re on site! ... See more

3 years ago

~ DORMER ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The clean and crisp contemporary dormer is now formed on our renovation and ... See more

3 years ago

~ NATURAL TIMBER ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Choosing which type, profile and colour to use is a difficult ... See more

3 years ago

~ EXHIBITION~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at Echt Show today - we hope you ... See more

3 years ago

Congratulations Leanne Reid you have won our Echt Show competition! 🎉 We will contact you directly to arrange collection of your tickets.

3 years ago

~ WIN ECHT SHOW TICKETS ~
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Time for a little competition! 🎉

To celebrate exhibiting at Echt Show this weekend we are ... See more

3 years ago

~ REVIEW~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some rewarding feedback from our client who recently received approval for ... See more

3 years ago

~ BLACK AND WHITE ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ditching chrome for monochrome - finishing touches being added to ... See more

3 years ago

~ OLD WALLS ~
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A design option to sensitively combine old and new. The design ... See more

3 years ago

• HAPPY EASTER •

Spring is in the air- here’s one we did earlier!

Our office is now closed until 25th April.

3 years ago

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Great way to end the week with a visit to our nearly completed new ... See more

3 years ago

~ CONCEPT ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A ‘sneak peak’ of a project on the drawing board this week. The design ... See more

3 years ago

~ BACK TO SCHOOL ~
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We are working on a design to bring this abandoned primary ... See more

3 years ago

SHADOW GAP || ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are a lot of timber cladding variations - this ‘rainscreen’ ... See more

3 years ago

~ CONTEXT ~

It was a nice surprise to stumble across ‘monachyle beag’, a hunting lodge by linearchitecture, while out walking. A perfect palette of materials used to compliment the beautiful ... See more

3 years ago

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Windows were delivered and are being installed on one of our new-build projects this week. The design features a ... See more

3 years ago

~ UNIVERSITY ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We returned to RGU last night to participate in their mentoring programme ... See more

3 years ago

~ 16th Century ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We were given access to a unique property this week to begin the ... See more

3 years ago

~ TOAST ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3 years ago

~ FARMSTEAD ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3 years ago

~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Merry Christmas from RWA! ... See more

3 years ago

~ FIRST BIRTHDAY ~
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December marks our first year in business and we couldn’t be more proud! We are so lucky to have worked on such varied and exciting projects ... See more

3 years ago

~ P I N E A P P L E ~ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3 years ago

📍 ROYAL DEESIDE 📍 || Exciting to see the start of construction work on this renovation and extension project - sometimes you have to go back to go forward! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... See more

3 years ago

TRACE PAPER || An afternoon of sketching to get a new project started
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3 years ago

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Craig joins the practice as an Architect following the success of his professional exams in ... See more

3 years ago

Thank you @aberdeensocietyofarchitects for a great afternoon CPD at The Macallan a truly incredible and inspirational building!

3 years ago

Old meets new with this completed croft refurb and extension in Aberdeenshire

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