James Wyman Architects, Hampshire, 2019



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Stables is a modern agricultural building in a rural setting, designed to provide shelter for horses as well as storage for farm machinery

An in-situ reinforced concrete structure was used to provide sufficient thermal mass and ensure that the south facing stalls do not overheat during summer months.

Different concrete mixes were used for both the columns & the roof structure in order to provide a visual contrast between those elements and reduce the otherwise monolithic appearance of the material. The overhanging roof provides shade, whilst gabion retaining walls are filled with flints from the surrounding fields.

A wildflower green roof helps the structure blend into the landscape, whilst raw oak sliding doors will weather over time.

Annual CO2 emissions data (requested in kg/m2/year) was not provided.


  • Begun: Nov 2018
  • Completed: Sep 2019
  • Floor area: 103m2
  • Sector: Sports and leisure
  • Total cost: £211,196
  • Funding: private
  • Tender date: Sep 2018
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Alresford , Hampshire, SO24, United Kingdom

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