We were asked to extend and reconfigure an existing dwelling and outbuilding to create a family home and studio for a photographer.
Working closely with the clients and the local planning department, we produced a design that was contemporary, yet sensitive to the existing buildings and their rural setting.
The project is made up of several interventions that tie the scheme together whilst retaining the character of the site: The outbuilding was converted into a guest suite and photographers’ studio. Its historic limestone walls retained, and a new insulted cavity wall inserted into the structure and made water-tight with a new roof and glazed doors. A seamless polished concrete floor slab runs from the studio, though a contemporary glazed link, into a new lean-to extension built from local handmade bricks. The ground floor of the house was opened up to form a spacious, open-plan living area with access out to the garden.
A palette of robust materials referencing the local rural vernacular are paired with contemporary glazing and details; bricks in English bond sit alongside a full height glazed link and standing seam roof.
Type. One-off Houses
Size. Undisclosed sq.ft
Photography. Building Narratives