Architect: Type Studio
Materials: Douglas Fir, Steel connections
Design features: 21m gable to gable truss
Awards: RIBA South West Award 2021, RIBA South West Conservation Award 2021 and RIBA National Award 2021
Nestled between steep Devon hills is an award-winning barn conversion that is quietly pushing the boundaries of timber frame engineering. Sarah and Tom, architects from London based practice Type Studio, undertook the conversion of a traditional stone and timber frame barn for Tom’s parents to live in.
The large existing barn was roofless and ruined but the key part of Type’s brief was to restore the building’s character and retain the simplicity of the once functional building, adapting it for modern living.Read more