Rural Barn

Sanei Hopkins Architects, Baslow, 2012

 

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The garden machine store has been constructed in advance of a new residential development in order to house the bats (in it’s loft) which would otherwise be displaced by the demolition of an existing bungalow on the site

The store respects the vernacular form of a Derbyshire field building but has a very contemporary use of materials and construction methods. It draws it's origin from the dry-stone walls of the Peak District landscape.

The stonewalls acts as a rain-screen. They are dry-stacked by a local 'Master dry-stone Waller' and was sourced from a local farm quarry. This is the traditional source for Derbyshire walling stone. The roof is also covered in the same coursed dry-stone with a seamless transition at the eaves. The roof and walls are in effect a 'brown construction', encouraging weathering and bio-diversity.

Despite its very robust external appearance, the building is in essence a timber framed structure.

Data

  • Begun: Nov 2011
  • Completed: Jun 2012
  • Floor area: 38m2
  • Total cost: £115,000
  • Tender date: Jun 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Rural Barn, High Meadows, Over Lane, Baslow, DE45 1RT, United Kingdom

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