The scheme was designed to respond sympathetically to this historic context and adjoining agricultural setting. The design was conceived to retain as much of the existing character of the barn. One of the planning restrictions was to limit the number of new windows, so the best use was made of the existing openings to bring daylight into the new habitable spaces. Natural materials were used alongside light painted surfaces to create light, bright and beautiful spaces.
Detailing was kept as simple as possible, with the architectural delight being achieved through the dramatic use of space and light and the interplay of the different volumes. The robust simplicity of the detailing and materials locate the building within its rural setting with a finish that is warm and tactile.