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carl turner architects: ochre barn
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feb 28, 2012
carl turner architects: ochre barn


‘ochre barn’ by carl turner architects, UK
image © tim crocker
all images courtesy of carl turner architects

the ‘ochre barn’ by london-based studio carl turner architects began as a derelict norfolk barn and was
converted into a residence. the original exterior was maintained as if it were a listed historical
structure and the interior has been lined with particular attention given to highlight and expose
the original bull nose brick details. doors and windows have been set back to highlight the exterior
detail and the roof tiles were reclaimed to maintain the vintage appearance.


dining rrom + kitchen
image © jeremy phillips

an interior landscape of rectilinear forms generate internal spaces which have been conceived as
buildings within a building. the linear volume contains a series of successive bedrooms and
bathrooms. preferring open spaces when possible, the over-scaled furniture elements and pods rooms
create an intimate scale and atmosphere. formed with sheets of reclaimed pitch pine boards
and oriented strand board, the industrial aesthetic also merges with the natural, evoking the appearance of
straw bales. power-floated concrete floors continue the industrial aesthetic.


(from left to right) dining area, stair to loft, kitchen
image © tim crocker

this project was a self-funded initiative by the firm and used as an idea laboratory for their design principles. adhering to
a limited budget, the structure is primarily self-constructed over a period of 5 years. utilization of
mass-produced materials and products, free labor by employees and the implementation of creative solutions
led to a final cost of 676 pounds per square meter, totaling 300,000 pounds for the entire 444 square meters.


kitchen within OSB box volumes
image © tim crocker


living area
image © tim crocker


living + sitting area
image © tim crocker


sitting area
image © tim crocker


sitting + living area
image © tim crocker


bedroom
image © tim crocker


bedroom
image © tim crocker


reading loft
image © damian russell


kitchen at dusk
image © ioana marinescu


corridors
images © tim crocker


children’s bedroom
image © jeremy phillips


view of corridor and children’s bedroom
image © tim crocker


view through the residence
image © tim crocker


exterior at dusk
image © tim crocker


during the day
image © jeremy phillips


model


context plan


site plan


floor plan / level 0


section


elevation


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rendered elevation

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