Pwllhelyg Barn

Ynysybwl, Wales
2018-2021

This project came about at the instigation of a former teaching friend and his partner, who had decided not only to get out of academia, but to get out of London. This is a slow burn process with the clients managing the project themselves and NPA acting as technical consultants, therapists and the means by which ideas are teased out slowly with great care. The physical basis of this is a 200-year-old stone barn, of such elegance that as time passes we agree to do less and less. Inspired by various iconic 20th century references, the idea is very simple. Insert a minimal exposed steel frame to support two working platforms and the roof, repair the stone work, and service it using entirely off grid technology. Currently on site.

Design Team: Nic Pople, Sophie Woodhatch, Jen Rawlings, Muneeb Ali Khan, George Sinclair
Structural Engineers: Peter Beresford of Structural Solutions (Bristol)
Contractor: Entirely sub contracted

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