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Furzey Hall Farm 1
Furzey Hall Farm 2
Furzey Hall Farm 3
Furzey Hall Farm 4
Furzey Hall Farm 5
Furzey Hall Farm 6

Location

Gloucestershire

Status

Completed
2010

Client

Private Client

RIBA workstages

Concept to Completion

Awards

RIBA medal 2010

Manser Medal 2010 (shortlisted)

Furzey Hall Farm consists of the restoration of a Victorian farmhouse and the conversion of an original 17th-century barn, connected via a contemporary new build to form a unique family home.

Approach

Built by local contractors using local materials, the buildings respond to an innovative environmental agenda set in collaboration with the client. A ground source heat pump linked to an extensive series of coils laid in the adjacent field feeds the heating and hot water system. Meanwhile, the outdoor pool, heated by an air source heat pump, is fed solely by water from the existing well, filtered through a bed of bull rushes.

Design

The renovated farmhouse and barn provide clean, architectural living spaces, whilst retaining the warmth and character of the original buildings.

The new element is clad in western red cedar with a charred finish, setting it apart from its stone counterparts whilst resonating with the local vernacular.

Result 

This project was awarded a RIBA medal upon completion and was shortlisted for the Manser prize.