An ancient farmhouse, outbuildings and gardens on an isolated Lake District hillside have been refurbished to provide both a home for the curator as well as living space, work space and residencies for visiting artists.
A split-level section is employed to resolve the meeting of old and new and provides enjoyable vistas and connections between living, working and eating. The volumes created are celebrated by boldly sculpted ceilings that define space with the light. The limited existing apertures in the ancient walls are similarly sculpted on the inside to draw the eye to the magnificent views.
This an ongoing project in which a skilful series of architectural insertions enable, inspire and respond to the making of and thinking about art.