SLIDESHOW: "Hen House" Treads Lightly on the Scottish Landscape

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credit: Andrew Lee

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This is a harsh and fragile landscape. Architect Alan Dixon explains:

On first visiting the site it was difficult to see how any proposal could succeed if it disrupted a landscape that did not lend itself to intervention. The gentle undulations present evoked the timeless character of Skye and its underlying geology. Untouched since the Ice Age, it seemed presumptuous that we, in our short time, should alter the site to suit our own purposes.