Art Barn // @mr._randall_page
Inside the Art Barn, a freestanding ‘creature’ known as the ‘Winter Studio’ stands on stone hooves. Wearing a dark coat of natural cork and warmed by its own stove, this room-within-a-room is the project’s nerve centre.
A major design move was the formalising of this sloping site into two terraces with a retaining wall. Starting in the landscape this element enters the building from the west and once inside turns back on its self to enclose the lower level and form part of the stair.
The resultant three split-levels provide novel perspectives of the work, altering perceptions of scale and revealing the subtlety with which they touch the ground.
📸 © Photo credit Jim Stephenson @clickclickjim