A transformation of Coggans Farm focuses on re-organising supporting spaces into an efficient spine, which runs the length of the house to a living ‘hall’ within the old barn and a breakfast area opening up views to the garden. This provides simple link, in place of previous room to room circulation, and sets up a cruciform axis with an opened up entrance hall and stairs.
(with Satellite Architects)
The proposal re-organises the stores and service spaces of the existing farmhouse into an efficient spine that runs the length of the house alongside a bisecting hallway that extends into a living ‘hall’ within the old barn itself. This move replaces the original room-to-room circulation of the farm with a simple link space that opens up the entrance hall and stairs to connect a formal and informal routes through the home. The new spine terminates in an east facing breakfast area that open up views into the garden. The contemporary materials used are honest, suited to the farm’s agricultural context, and expressive of the alteration and development of the building.