Studio Bark : Black Barn

Studio Bark celebrates the beauty of Suffolk and the English countryside through its new project, Black Barn, a responsible residence for 300 square meters whose overall look is inspired by the dark agricultural barns, a recurring typology of this region of the United Kingdom. United.

Established in the middle of a meadow, the housing imagined by the Studio Bark is characterized by a tapered silhouette due to a tapered roof line open on a glazed gable and by its alternation of coating: flint for the ground floor and wood calcined cedar for the upper part, with reference to the surrounding agricultural buildings. The materials that allowed the construction of Black Barn all come from local sources and are also recyclable.


The living areas - including a living room, a dining room and an open kitchen - are distributed on the first floor, the many openings on the outside allow its owners to benefit from a diffused natural light. While the white monochrome walls give the whole building a contemporary uncluttered look, the firm chisel-like frameworks are reminiscent of rural vernacular architecture. Through a central wooden staircase, users access the ground floor concealing the four bedrooms and three bathrooms of the house. Voluntarily placed under the rooms of days, these spaces remain cool during the heat of summer without an air conditioning is necessary.

The structure and layout of the house have been designed to improve the environmental performance of the site and reduce its carbon footprint. Indeed, its slender and beveled profile allows a drop of windows north of the frame, minimizing heat loss while the southern exposure of the gable glazing offers the opportunity for its residents to stay warm in their living room. Designed off-grid, the home is powered by solar energy - thanks to the presence of specialized panels - as well as a biodiesel generator with a heat recovery system.

To learn more, visit the website of Studio Bark

Photographs: Lenny Codd

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