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by David Kohn Architects

Cowshed by David Kohn Architects
Photo by Max Creasy

David Kohn Architects has built Cowshed in Devon, United Kingdom.

Artist Suzanne Blank Redstone and her husband Peter Redstone have transformed Middle Rocombe Farm into a vibrant housing community, with Cowshed being the final addition.

Retaining most of the original structure, the home boasts a rich connection to the surrounding landscape and a robust agricultural character.

Cornish concrete blocks and Devon cedar boarding enhance the straightforward materials palette, paying homage to the cowshed's history. Inside, exposed surfaces celebrate its past while inviting a play of coloured light through Suzanne's artworks on the roof.

The project exemplifies progressive reuse, creating accessible spaces, and fostering a resilient community in a rural setting.

This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: David Kohn Architects
Project: Cowshed
Credits: Marks Building Services Ltd., Structure Workshop, P3r Engineers and W T Hills

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