Loughloughan Barn

McGarry-Moon Architects, Broughshane, 2012


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Refurbishment and extension of existing non-listed vernacular stone agricultural barn into a single family dwelling

The preservation and consolidation of a vernacular stone structure juxtaposed with an intervention of contemporary character has created an intriguing and engaging dwelling.

Designed by fusing new technologies with older building techniques whilst incorporating sustainability ideals in order to create a rural architecture for the 21st century, has resulted in an architecture that enjoys some dramatic moments, but does not overly dominate the character of the existing stone barn.

The insertion of a steel framework with the interior of the barn allowed us a flexibility of spatial organization and facilitated the cantilever required to accommodate the communal living spaces. As a finished composition the dwelling has a restrained appearance, and although the intervention has an altogether different architectural language to the existing barn any visual animosity is resolved by their shared agricultural dialect.


  • Begun: Nov 2011
  • Completed: Nov 2012
  • Floor area: 113m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £200,000
  • Tender date: Oct 2011
  • Procurement: Self build
  • Address: 49 Loughloughan Road, Broughshane, BT43 7HZ, United Kingdom

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