Loughloughan Barn

Broughshane / United Kingdom / 2013

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Built from rough-cut and locally found stone, these simple vernacular barn structures can be found dotted throughout the rural landscape of Northern Ireland. The site for Loughloughan Barn in County Antrim overlooks a lush farming landscape with scenic views of Slemish Mountain. The talented young practice of McGarry Moon Architects has maximised the potential of the barn and its setting with a simple and carefully detailed contemporary design. The restrained palette of materials includes stone, timber, glass and zinc for the roof. Refined detailing allows these materials to be fully appreciated.

The internal layout has been configured so that the first floor living spaces and master bedroom can benefit from light and views, while the guest bedrooms and utility have been tucked into the lower level. The form and feel of the original barn has been maintained throughout, yet the interior space has been transformed into a light-filled contemporary space. The glazed corner of the living room daringly cantilevers out over the stone walls to create a viewing point. The living spaces flow effortlessly and provide a calm retreat from which to enjoy the real drama of this house: the ever-changing colours of the landscape below and skies above.
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    Built from rough-cut and locally found stone, these simple vernacular barn structures can be found dotted throughout the rural landscape of Northern Ireland. The site for Loughloughan Barn in County Antrim overlooks a lush farming landscape with scenic views of Slemish Mountain. The talented young practice of McGarry Moon Architects has maximised the potential of the barn and its setting with a simple and carefully detailed contemporary design. The restrained palette of materials includes...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Country houses/cottages
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