Multipart glazing raises roof at Hebrides hotel

Glazing Vision's Ridgeglaze rooflight fills the apex of Hudson Architects' redesigned Machrie hotel on the isle of Islay

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Light and links in perfect harmony: Glazing Vision's Ridgeglaze rooflight opens up to the skies at the Machrie golf club hotel.
Light and links in perfect harmony: Glazing Vision's Ridgeglaze rooflight opens up to the skies at the Machrie golf club hotel.

A dramatic multipart Ridgeglaze rooflight runs along the entire apex of the roof in the redesigned Machrie Hotel in the Inner Hebrides. Providing natural daylight, it has become a feature of the restaurant and bar area, allowing in plenty of natural light and helping to create a brighter, more open space.

The Machrie is an 18-hole championship links golf course and 47-bedroom hotel set in the sand dunes of Laggan Bay on the west coast of the isle of Islay. It re-opened to the public in the summer of 2018.

Hudson Architects was appointed to carry out the work and its scheme included the addition of a new south-facing wing and four new lodges. A new elevated restaurant and bar area with a west-facing terrace was proposed as the centrepiece of the development and the architects were keen to make the most of the natural light at such a unique location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The inclusion of a large rooflight system was key to maximising light in the restaurant and bar area and a Ridgeglaze modular rooflight arrangement was specified to run along the entire apex of the roof. 

Hudson Architects has worked with Glazing Vision on several award-winning projects, including the Le Petit Fort private residence on the island of Jersey. 

  • The Ridgeglaze rooflight is designed to be installed over the apex of a pitched roof, allowing glazing on both returns.
    The Ridgeglaze rooflight is designed to be installed over the apex of a pitched roof, allowing glazing on both returns.
  • Tall order: the Ridgeglaze measures 20.5 metres long and is split into individual sections of glass that run down each roof return to 1.3 metres.
    Tall order: the Ridgeglaze measures 20.5 metres long and is split into individual sections of glass that run down each roof return to 1.3 metres.
  • The Machrie Links was shortlisted for the 2019 AJ Specification Awards in the Doors and Windows category.
    The Machrie Links was shortlisted for the 2019 AJ Specification Awards in the Doors and Windows category.
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