Maryfield housing development is situated in the town of Bo’ness in the East of Scotland. It has desirable views over parkland and countryside with aspects to the Firth of Forth and the Ochil Hills.
The development is suburban, in that it is part of the low-rise surround to an established centre, while it also maintains links to the serpentine Grange Estate park. Our site is planned to maximise connections and views out to this park and the surrounding countryside, but is also organised around shared squares and landscaping, the whole integrated by pathways. Each plot locates the house to the north, allowing a large, simple, and open garden to the south. The site plan, with its bigger squares, and the house plan, with its simple layout responsive to the sun, was then integrated to generate the completed development. There are 28, four-five bedroom houses of varying configuration.
The house plan is organised around solar orientation and views. Utility rooms, stair and bathrooms are grouped around a service zone, while the public rooms are generally south facing, or have an east-west orientation. Key to this project has been the relationship between internal and external spaces - with main living rooms opening onto the garden through prominent glazed doors.
Prospect "Top 100 modern (post 1945) Scots Buildings" No.55 2005
Housing Innovation Awards: Finalist 'Best Architect/Developer Collaboration 2005
Edinburgh Architectural Association Best Building of the Year 2004
Roses Design Award: Bronze 2004
Saltire Society Housing Design Award 2004