The studio’s building strategy is based on an elegant rectangle of predominantly glazed elevations capped and enclosed at each end by larch timber clad “book ends”. Cor-ten detailing further enhances the sense of place, reflecting the old, discarded agricultural machinery and steelwork of the barn.
Accommodation comprises of a reception and seating area for clients, a kitchen, storage, studio space, WC’s, meeting rooms and a library and services pod.
Frameless 3,2 meter high glazed panels, embellished with a slight green tint, afford panoramic views of the peaceful landscape and provide a comfortable and inspiring environment for the practices’ members of staff.
Employing a wind turbine, rainwater harvesting, eco paint, low energy central controlled lighting and underfloor heating, a central vacuum and air control systems, the studio, central of their aims, consciously approaches contemporary issues of sustainability.