Built in 1810, Redhill Barn was at first an out-farm. The authentic creating was superbly crafted and laid out as a piece of agricultural engineering, with cattle housed down below and a threshing ground previously mentioned. We wanted to restore the building’s character in an authentic way and to be really very clear about what was previous and new, retaining the weathered elegance of the monumental stone shell and wild agricultural location. To protect the placing elevations, we created no new openings, restoring the first dynamics of light-weight and area to the constructing. We built the new doorways and windows so that fenestration was established back and minimised, making it possible for greatest gentle to enter. Arched pivot doorways let the vast openings that have been initially produced for cattle to continue to be undivided, but conveniently taken care of. We designed present-day flooring and roof elements to evoke the rhythm and simplicity located in traditional agricultural framing. We then put a range of floating ‘boxes’ across the two stages. These outline and provide the principal rooms, however make it possible for the barn to stay open up and undivided, with the rhythm of the structure and scale of the house preserved.
I am blown away. This is a piece of heritage, and art. By London dependent architecture business Form. (Shots: Rory Gardiner)