Reydon Grove Farm, Suffolk

Situated on the border of a working farm in Suffolk (UK), the Reydon Grove Farm has been designed as a long and narrow flat roofed pavillon, to give the building a sufficient magnitude and scale to correspond sizes of the existing barn and the old dairies on the site.

The internal layout of the bungalow has been designed in two main sections, divided by the central hall – a semi public section (living room, dining room, open kitchen) – and a private section with bathrooms and bedrooms. Approaching the bungalow from the main path in the garden, it will lead to the central ramp that leads to the front door in the middle of the house.

The bungalow has been designed as a long and relatively narrow structure on the border of the site towards the East, partly to give the building some magnitude and scale that can correspond with the size of the existing barn and the old dairies on the site – and partly to frame the site together with the existing structures for the proposed new garden.  The long structure also perfectly conveys the transition from the meadowlands to the cultivated farmland and enclosed garden.

The bungalow is to be constructed in wood beams with a vertical cladding in local Larch to correspond with the vertical wooden cladding on the existing structures on the site, creating a harmonious meeting between the old and the new buildings. The window frames and as well as the fascia board of the roof are to be a dark carbon grey metal to make the steel as subtle and discrete as possible and let the wooden character of the house be the dominant expression. The two chimneys of the bungalow are to be made from dark grey handmade bricks in varying shades of grey to make it match the varying grays of the wooden cladding.

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