Outlandia – Highlands Artist Retreat
Outlandia is a new artist retreat up in the Scottish Highlands, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, as part of the art legacy for the Year of Highland Culture. Conceptually created by art organisation London Fieldworks, this is another great example of why we love treehouses.
The artists’ escape is reached by a path that winds through the forest for a quarter mile, with the final part of the journey to the retreat completed by crossing a footbridge amidst the tree canopies. Those visiting the retreat are first welcomed into the hub, a central area offering a place to commune and meet, before moving onto the more isolated and solitary artists studio.
Made from locally sourced timber and constructed in part by students from Lochaber College’s Environmental Conservation group, this is a great project exhibiting all that is great about local architecture projects made on a sustainable scale.