This book features homes and housing developments built since the year 2000 alongside a small selection of works in progress which will be completed by 2020. From throughout Scotland these projects represent the very best domestic architecture from an era when Scottish architects have excelled at all scales, from modest extensions to large urban masterplans.
The book is arranged under four broad geographic headings, North, South, East and West. However within these sections projects are listed alphabetically by practice name. this results in a pot-pourri of developments and individual homes widely differing in approach.
The one hundred projects featured here represent diverse responses to one of architectures greatest challenges, our homes. These are approaches to housing and individual homes form a confident generation of architects. From crisp modernity to the contemporary reinvention of vernacular forms, modest island dwellings to reinterpretations of the Scottish tenement, the breadth of approach is as impressive as the quality is consistent.
As the RIAS president, Stewart Henderson, comments in this introduction,
The one hundred houses and housing developments which make up this volume are as good a demonstration as any of the contribution architecture can make to improving peoples lives. All of these buildings, whether already built or about to be, are among the best in Scotland from the first twenty years of this century.