Barn & Workplace / PAD studio
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The Barn is a contemporary modern household residence, situated inside a tranquil coastal setting in rural Hampshire. The transient was to design a low-energy alternative constructing, with elevated power effectivity, designed in step with its distinctive setting and the native environment, embracing the exceptional web site.
The only-storey constructing is designed sensitively in its massing, incorporating pure supplies that mix it into the positioning, decreasing the impression of the brand new residence on the environment. Oriented to reinforce the photo voltaic acquire, growing the privateness of this dwelling while sustaining the connection to the gorgeous location and coastal views. A key affect on the design was the structure of the native agricultural buildings, the character of the uncovered coastal web site, and the stringent native planning necessities. Proportions, materiality, and the window preparations of native farm buildings have been fastidiously studied, taking inspiration to create a up to date but sympathetic design for each previous and current business and aesthetics, making certain The Barn sits comfortably within the native environment.
Supplies included within the design are contextual and applicable for the coastal setting, chosen to reinforce the fluid relationship between the inside and exterior, while additionally having a sympathetic response to the actual atmosphere of the place. The outside is clad completely in recycled (from one other barn) vast timber boards, together with the roof and the terrace decking, the reused wooden brings a singular and wealthy patina to the scheme. An progressive element is included within the north and south gable, with full top tough lower waney edge Douglas Fir boards positioned finish, showing like a row of fins jutting out from the constructing that blurs the sting of the constructing into the encompassing pure panorama.
A brick plinth to the bottom refers back to the coloration of the brickwork regionally which was traditionally made regionally from the pale native clay. The cladding is lower away to disclose the brickwork round the primary entrance and the chimney is detailed in the identical brick which together with the plinth helps to firmly anchor the constructing inside its setting and turns into a textured focus in the lounge internally.
Inside the home is shiny and light-weight with a muted coloration palette; the primary dwelling house is open plan with pale oak flooring and full-height ceilings, exaggerating the sensation of house. Massive frameless image home windows are used all through, flooding the inside with pure daylight and making a fluid relationship between the inside and exterior. The big glass doorways lead onto the lined terrace, this sheltered out of doors house creates an extra dwelling house that enjoys views out throughout the pure meadow and glimpses of the ocean past.
The inside design incorporates some quirky and unique design detailing. The kitchen has gorgeous polished concrete worktops with an built-in sink, all solid in situ, including a strong but elegant edge to the home inside. The concrete upstands within the kitchen have been personalized by the household as mini time capsules with cash, shells, and even an iPhone embedded into them, including a completely distinctive and private focal point to this house.
Two beneficiant double ensuite bedrooms are situated on the bottom ground, with beneficiant frameless image home windows providing an abundance of pure daylight, externally easy landscaping outdoors these home windows provides further privateness and views via an abundance of pure planting.
Straight above the primary bedrooms, a mezzanine stage creates a sleeping loft and bathe room, imagined for kids however able to sleeping as much as six adults. The house is within the eaves of the roof but feels spacious and ethereal, a big roof gentle brings in pure daylight. The loft is accessed by the unconventional paddle staircase with a fireman’s pole put in to supply an alternate, enjoyable route right down to the dwelling house.
The landscaping is easy but efficient, incorporating silver birch timber and meadow wildflowers that embed the buildings into the established coastal setting inside mature timber.