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Black Shed / Mary Arnold-Forster Architects


More than a century ago, simple stone houses called blackhouses used to fill the Scottish and Irish countryside. Built with stone walls and floors and topped with a thatched gabled roof, the structures were primitive shelters for farm workers and animals.

Though the homes were exceedingly simple, they’ve proven to be stylistically influential hundreds of years down the line. A new house from Scotland-based firm Mary Arnold-Forster Architects is a modern take on the blackhouse, though it has little in common with its stony predecessor beyond its traditional form — via Curbed

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