Design Buy Build Issue 31 2018 - Page 67

T he site, situated on the Essex/Suffolk borders Cruciform in plan with a collection of smaller spaces within the landscape immortalised by Constable surrounding it, the arrangement sought to provide shelter for was originally the home farm of the nearby estate, different farming activities under a single roof. destroyed by fire in the 1950s. The barn complex is the legacy of the model farm movement. It consists of a collection of farm buildings forming a courtyard. The clients purchased the buildings in dilapidated condition. The centrepiece of the site with views over the rural landscape Having sold their own property in nearby Colchester they is a large barn of cathedral-like proportions. decided to reside in a caravan on the site during the build. 67