The Tower and the Pavilion
Island. Eight new house designs by architects from Scotland, Switzerland and Sweden for residents and incomers to the Hebridean island of Harris.
This project is part of the exhibition ISLAND, with other seven projects by Swiss, Scottish and Swedish architects: Angela Deuber, Pascal Flammer, Christ & Gantenbein, Johannes Norlander, Raumbureau and Raphael Zuber.
The centripetal nature of the tower centres on the room and the individual. The tower stands apart from nature, in opposition to it. The tower observes and is observed in the landscape. The tower becomes a marker. The tower’s occupants are alone in their rooms. The tower is exclusive, defensive and self-conscious. The tower is defiant. The centrifugal nature of the pavilion tends to the landscape, forming a direct connection with the land, its forms, smells and textures. The pavilion extends out from the centre while drawing the outside in. The pavilion is a place to gather in. The pavilion is inclusive, approachable and self-effacing. The pavilion is compliant.