The general public seems to dream of living in a converted barn and so many architects at some point get asked to help with the conversion of a barn to a house. In my opinion they can often result in a house with a large cavernous dark interior. This is difficult for the architects to avoid if the planning authority insist on small windows, which is often the case because they wish it to keep the barn appearance from the outside.
The brief for this barn conversion in Woburn Sands was slightly different since the client wanted to use it partly as an extension to his Victorian house, but also as a garage and workshop. Our client is an avid historic car fan and wanted a workshop too.
Written by Tony Keller – Building Tectonics.