Art Barn
by Thomas Randall-Page

Jim Stephenson

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 9 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 daylit gallery, a "creature" stands on stone hooves. Known as the "Winter Studio", this room within a room is the project's nerve center.

This project has been longlisted in the small workspace interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Thomas Randall-Page
Project: Art Barn
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