In 2011, sculptor Peter Randall-Page bought a nondescript, modern cow barn, deep in the Devon countryside, and commissioned a conversion into an archive and store for his work.
After nine years of designing and crafting, the project is complete and clear evidence that architecture can benefit from being done slowly. A series of industrial-scale shutters in cedar and galvanised steel playfully fold and slide, revealing a complex, multi-layered space within a mute and unassuming exterior. Inside the vast day-lit gallery, a freestanding "creature" stands on stone hooves. Known as the "winter studio" this room-within-a-room is the project's nerve centre.
This project has been longlisted in the rebirth project category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Architect: Thomas Randall-Page
Project: Art Barn
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