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Farmworker's House

by Hugh Strange Architects

Client Private

Award RIBA South West and Wessex Award 2024 and and RIBA South West and Wessex Small Project of the Year 2024

Farmworker's House © JasonOrton

This deceptively simple little house sits in a corner of a field on a working farm, a mile inland from the Cornish coast. The farm owner client commissioned the architects to provide accommodation for the farm manager, and the house has an agricultural tie. The entrance elevation faces a new livestock shed that houses the cattle the manager needs to look after. Newly planted trees and an existing woodland to the south help shelter the house from the elements. A courtyard contains domestic activity, discouraging its spread across the agricultural domain, and allowing the unmaintained field to be grazed right up to the outside walls. The relationships between house, shed, and landscape are carefully considered such that each retains its distinct character while working harmoniously as an ensemble.

Contractors GTL Construction

Structural Engineers Price & Myers

Environmental / M&E Engineer Ritchie+Daffin

Gross internal area in m² 175

Farmworker's House © Jason Orton
Farmworker's House © Jason Orton
Farmworker's House © Jason Orton
Farmworker's House © Jason Orton
Farmworker's House © Jason Orton
Farmworker's House © Hugh Strange
Farmworker's House © JasonOrton
Farmworker's House © Jason Orton
Farmworker's House © Hugh Strange Architects
Farmworker's House © Hugh Strange Architects
Farmworker's House © Hugh Strange Architects
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