Refurbishment and conversion of a listed 18th century barn to form artist studios at the Hampshire home of an artist and photographer couple. The interiors of this attractive Malmstone and brickwork building were sensitively reconfigured to provide two studios, a dark room and a shared ante-room. The character of the barn was retained internally through a selective expression of the historic fabric and externally through limited alterations.
Secondary slim-frame aluminium glazing was introduced to admit natural light allowing the former stable doors to remain. Internally, walls were limewashed and high-grade birch ply used to form internal partitions to the studios. Pivot hinges and discreet ironmongery were employed to provide a calm, contemporary finish.