Contemporary Barn Conversion, Reading
A series of steel-framed agricultural buildings built in 1992 on a former small-holding, the three buildings were part of a proposed conversion under new Planning Regulations. The buildings lacked character with blockwork walls with high level profiled sheet cladding and roofing. The Client wanted a design that reflected their industrial aesthetic whilst creating a 5-bed contemporary home as a speculative development.
The partial demolition of some of the barns enable a courtyard entrance to the main barn to be created, whilst retaining a smaller barn for garaging / garden / store. The elevations have been designed to break down the scale and monotony of the existing buildings with vertical panels of variable width glazing or natural timber cladding.