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The Windmill Suffolk

Project Details

Alteration to existing property

Practice

Beech Architects Limited

Church Farm Barn , The Street , Thorndon , EYE , Suffolk , IP23 7JR

This project is a conversion of a former windmill structure located in the heart of Suffolk. The structure is a mill stump constructed of brick and suffering from loss of its sails and cap decades before. The design replaces the cap with a contemporary zinc pod installation but based on the traditional ‘inverted boat’ form exploiting the stunning views over the Suffolk countryside and provides a fantastic living space for its visitors. The structure offers it’s own challenges of planning and design where no internal lines offer a straight edge making the circulation strategy and use of each space an interesting prospect.