Clayton & Little has built a weathering steel barn at a Californian winery, using reclaimed oil field pipes and weathering steel panels.
Imagined as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field pipe structure provides an armature for a photovoltaic roof system. The roof also provides covered storage space for equipment, workshop and maintenance space, and storage for livestock supplies.
The studio utilised a laminated-glass solar-module system as both the primary roof and the renewable energy generator, which offset additional costs to construct an additional roof with separately mounted crystalline solar panels.
Minimalistic and salvaged materials were selected to withstand the particularly dry climate, for regional availability, long-term durability and to minimise the need for regular maintenance.