National Park Barn Conversion

This project is for a new dwelling in a National Park to replace an existing ramshackle agricultural barn. It’s one of two really exciting projects we are currently developing with a large landholder as part of a strategic masterplan for the Estate. The architecture is landscape led, discretely designed to reflect the shapes and materials of modern agricultural barns but with a modern, minimal rural aesthetic.

A key feature of the design is how the building has been designed to address the National Park’s Dark Skies planning policy, with the larger areas of glazing set back under the overhanging roof and flank walls. Hit and miss vertical timber frames form the overhanging flank walls, and the rhythm is continued to the façade and cladding detailing, to create a sense of depth and texture. 

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