Adam Richards Architects recently reinvented the popular Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft in East Sussex, UK. The converted listed barn now features extra gallery space, a brand new entrance, and a shop - all of which are housed in a chapel-like wood building clad with black zinc. The beautifully designed symmetric shelter was the winner of the 2013 WAN Adaptive Reuse Award.
Adam Richards Architects‘ Ditchling Museum renovation is shaped like a small, dark chapel. The building’s form was inspired by the rural buildings that surround it – however it stands out with its delicate design and carefully selected material palette.
Constructed using engineered timber and clad with black zinc, the shelter now houses a new gallery with a ‘Wunderkammer‘ (cabinet of curiosities) containing the museum’s founding objects. The unique antique collection features a working Stanhope Press (1842) as one of its main attractions.
Photos by Adam Richards Architects