Addition and complete renovation of a historic, 19th century agricultural farm building.
Prior to the intervention, the historic building was dark and disconnected from its surroundings.
The architectural objective was to convert the structure into a residence while increasing its size to meet the owners brief while bringing in light and creating a strong connection to the exterior.
What were the key challenges?
The primary challenge was to transform the dark and damp structure into a light, open and airy residence. This was particularly challenging given the strict preservation laws.
What was the brief?
Conversion of the historic farm building into a residence while adding to the existing footprint.
What were the solutions?
To achieve the objectives, new openings were introduced into the building elevations to establish a strong connection between the interior and exterior spaces. Multiple skylights were created to bring light into the interior spaces.