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By C.J. Tabraham

The authoritative and interesting tale of Scotland's Castles from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, from effective castles royal to tall storeys and poky dwellings. regardless of their grand institutions, Scottish castles have been valuable to the lives of many Scots, of all social stations; castles have been their paintings position, their position of worship, their military barracks, their legislation courtroom, their legal, their resort, their position of leisure or even their position of execution. accordingly, writer Chris Tabraham enthusiastically covers the wealthy background of those constructions, protecting up to something the human point of the Scottish fort. during this re-creation, totally revised and up to date with the most recent box surveys, archaeological excavations and tree-ring courting, the ebook covers: the actual nature of castles and their altering types; the folk who lived, labored, prayed and died in Scotland's castles; the army position of castles highly readable and richly illustrated, this publication is for all these drawn to Scotland's historical past.

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Scotland's Castles

The authoritative and interesting tale of Scotland's Castles from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, from powerful castles royal to tall storeys and poky dwellings. regardless of their grand institutions, Scottish castles have been relevant to the lives of many Scots, of all social stations; castles have been their paintings position, their position of worship, their military barracks, their legislation court docket, their felony, their lodge, their position of leisure or even their position of execution.

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Entry and vertical circulation are through an elliptica l tower clad in lead -coated copper. A glass -enclosed living/din ing space is topped with an upturned butterfly roof, in response to the sloping topography. The space tapers to a sharp glass triangle that extends into the land scape. A rectangular volume clad in mahogany siding-a remnant of the footprint of the orig inal structure-houses bedroom suites, a fitness room, and a study. Th roughout the interior of the house, various woods, steel, glass, alum inu m, concrete, and stone combine to create spaces that are diverse, warm, and filled with light.

Wood siding is combined w ith soft gray terne-coated stainless steel and black steel w indow frames to provide an exterior that fits comfortably in the landscape. Bluestone, gravel, and water complete the materials palette. Interior materials such as white terrazzo flooring, white oak cabinetry, and alu minum complement the light-fi lled and m inimal ly detailed space. Thi s atmosphere refocuses the attention o utward, al lowing visitors to reconnect w ith the inherently picturesque site.

Thi s atmosphere refocuses the attention o utward, al lowing visitors to reconnect w ith the inherently picturesque site.

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