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New Barn, Pantybara
Rural Office for Architecture Download Original
- Begun: Jun 2009
- Completed: Apr 2013
- Floor area: 75m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £80,000
- Procurement: Self-build
- Address: Pantybara, Felindre, Llandysul, SA44 5XT, United Kingdom
New build barn built as a functional creative space, be it as office, home or studio.
A replacement barn built in the grounds of the architect’s farmstead. A functional creative space, it has been a temporary office and is now a temporary home whilst the rest of the farm is redeveloped. In the future it may be converted to artist studios, holiday accommodation, bunkhouse or workshops. Its modular frame allows for future flexibility, built at a scale that is both agricultural and domestic.
A self-build project, designed to be easy to erect and clad, without being dependent on heavy plant and machinery. The parallam frame was machined by the local joiner and the timber frame panels made at the local timber frame company.
The material palette is one of practical economy; externally, stained timber cladding and corrugated sheet; internally concrete floor, dry lining boards to the walls and plywood to the ceiling. Heating is provided by two Dutch tile stoves, one in each main space with power in exposed conduit ducting.