Thornefield Farm

Client:          Private Client

Value:          Undisclosed

Location:     Rackenford, Devon

Date:           Under Construction


David Wilson Partnership were commissioned to design a new worker dwelling to support an existing poultry business near Rackenford, Devon. The brief for the workers dwelling was to provide live/work accommodation for employee and family including living, kitchen and dining space, bedrooms and bathroom facilities and an office space.

The new workers dwelling was situated on an elevated site with views over the local village and as such the design response considered how to limit the dwellings visual impact on its surroundings involving landscape screening, subtle use of levels and a contemporary take on a traditional ‘barn’ aesthetic.

The visual impact of the envelope is limited by utilising agricultural style metal cladding to roof and high level walls, with timber cladding to the lower floor – diving the mass of the building.

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