Conversion and extension of a 1950's barn. Only the white two storey block remained when Blake where asked to create a family home for our clients in the Cotswolds
The new forms are inspired by an modern agricultural language of architecture, grain silos, silage clamps and cattle sheds.
To the southern side of the site is a busy road, we looked to minimise the noise of this by focusing the views to the North and creating the saw tooth form in plan that gives views along the building rather than towards the road.
There is a central atrium with a circular corten silo that divides the private bedrooms from the more public living spaces. The barn is characterized by a giant living space, this has a simple form with large steels exposed and the end wall to the fields fully glazed.