Starfall Farm

Mitchell Taylor Workshop, Bath, 2010

 

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  • Site Plan    
  • Ground and first floor plan    
  • Elevations - North and south    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Sections - D-D, E-E and F-F    
  • Elevations - East and west    
  • Existing plans & elevations    
  • Joinery schedule    
  • Working detail - Wall plan    
  • Construction details    
  • Construction details    

Renovation and extension to a farm building that attempts to mask the existing unattractive extension

The renovation and additions were constrained by a number of factors. The green belt policy, an ugly rear extension (which the client deemed must stay), and a limited budget.

Sliding glass screens that disappear into the walls of the kitchen allow a sense of the valley side to run through the site. The profile of the new extension was designed to allow maximum light to penetrate into the building.

The external cladding conceals the proportions of the existing openings and allows privacy where necessary, and wraps around the extension to integrate the new elements with the existing. The entire extension is raised up five steps to allow views over the garden wall to the valley.

The majority of the finishes are self finished: larch with no capping, reused clay tiles from existing buildings on the site, exposed concrete, shuttering ply joinery, and bare plaster.

Data

  • Begun: Feb 2010
  • Completed: Sep 2010
  • Floor area: 228m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £210,000
  • Tender date: Dec 2009
  • Procurement: Traditional JCT intermediate
  • CO2 Emissions: 19kg/m2/year
  • Address: Starfall Farm, Steway Lane, Batheaston, Bath, BA1 7DE, United Kingdom

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