Our Client wanted to build a barn so we gave him two – a small barn ( cottage) and a large Barn House.
The Barns have open ‘deconstructed’ trusses with volumes that lift the soul. They are put back together with black steel plates that contrast against the white oak ceilings. Roof gardens bring the landscape to he upper level , one walks onto grass from the main bedroom , and it screens the small barn with a clever interplay of seeing through indigenous grasses and trees . The glass contrasts with the rough brickwork of the barns letting light and dark define spaces, while the oak and charcoal screed play a different game of the same sort. Contemporary interventions jut through the barns where needed, leaving the roofs free from anything that might block the continuous flow of space.