wain house

Clay tile hanging on contemporary new build

wain house

wain house

2018

The Wain House is a 17th century cart shed sited in a small hamlet near the border town of Presteigne, Wales. The cart shed was converted to a house in the 1990’s. Our brief was to restore the Wain House to its former glory whilst creating a new house for the owners.

The site is Grade II listed so the new design required a high level of design sensitivity, working with Historic England and the Council’s Built Heritage Officer planning permission has been granted for a contemporary 3 bedroom house. The new building is predominantly clad in local clay tiles to harmonise with the Wain House and has been divided into three smaller volumes to match the typical scale and massing of the surrounding houses. Simple vernacular forms are employed to create a new courtyard, echoing the farmyards of the surrounding area . The design was praised at planning and we look forward to seeing it on site in 2019. 

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Herefordshire

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kingsmill barn

Residential extension for Kingsmill Barn

kingsmill barn

kingsmill barn

2015

Working closely with the client Nidus Architects oversaw the renovation of an existing barn and construction of a new contemporary extension to the side. A lightweight glazed link was created between the two buildings to both manage circulation between the two elements and clearly distinguish between old and new.

Locally sourced slate and stone are placed alongside low cost agricultural cladding to tie the new extension to both the original barn and wider landscape. The end result is a light filled home that gives the original building space to breath.

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Devon

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