Developed in 1810, Redhill Barn was initially an out-farm. The original setting up was superbly built and laid out as a piece of agricultural engineering, with cattle housed down below and a threshing ground earlier mentioned. We desired to restore the building’s character in an authentic way and to be really crystal clear about what was previous and new, retaining the weathered magnificence of the monumental stone shell and wild agricultural setting. To maintain the putting elevations, we made no new openings, restoring the unique dynamics of light and room to the creating. We developed the new doorways and windows so that fenestration was set back again and minimised, enabling most light to enter. Arched pivot doors let the large openings that ended up originally created for cattle to stay undivided, but very easily taken care of. We designed modern floor and roof components to evoke the rhythm and simplicity identified in regular agricultural framing. We then placed a variety of floating ‘boxes’ throughout the two amounts. These define and serve the principal rooms, nonetheless permit the barn to keep on being open up and undivided, with the rhythm of the structure and scale of the house maintained.
I am blown away. This is a piece of record, and art. By London based mostly architecture company Form. (Photographs: Rory Gardiner)