Meadow with a Method
The lodge at Corrour, with its fractured shapes of stone and expanses of glass, rises up like a ghost on the footprint of a lodge that burned down in the 1940s. Blom worked to restore the forests established by the previous owner, industrialist and plant collector Sir John Stirling Maxwell, whose birches can be seen here, towering over the estate's chapel.
The clump of rowan, birch, and Scots pin growing at the chapel's corner to the right are among the 3,000 native trees Blom planted to complement Maxwell's scheme. When construction on Moshe Safdie's lodge was finished, Blom foraged for seeds in the surrounding hills to sow the local grasses that crowd its walls today, supporting the impression of the house as a revenant adrift in overgrown meadows.