Sited within a green belt, and alongside a major arterial route connecting Glasgow to Kilmarnock, the Red House Cycle Hub project fundamentally embraces activity, wellbeing, and the outdoors but can also be considered as a rural retreat with 8no. self-catered bothies forming part of a wider masterplan.
The design focuses around the formation of a new cycling ‘clubhouse’ in addition to newly formed accommodation bothies for short stays. The architecture of the proposals is informed by the existing typology of farm buildings in the immediate and wider community.
The construction of bothies utilises off site manufactured modular construction and is focussed around simple volumetric cross laminated timber construction allowing the buildings to be transported to site as completed forms. The project ethos and ambition embraces low operational energy use by design, allowing low carbon design principles to be utilised throughout with the operational energy demands of the ‘off grid’ bothies being completely satisfied by on site generation and storage.