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Mole Architects Updates Hawthbush Farmhouse With Reclaimed Brick Extension

Posted By Helen Morgan On March 22, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,gallery,Green renovation,Sustainable Building | No Comments

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Mole Architects [3] used natural materials like wood cladding, glass, and copper to extend the Hawthbush farmhouse while staying true to the region’s pastoral architectural vernacular. Mole Architects designed the new extension after studying historical maps of the area. Their design was placed at a purposely poised angle in order to follow the original layout of barns years past. A coated steel roof arches over the reclaimed bricks, creating a beautiful concave barrel ceiling.

A semi-circular window at one end of the space is emphasized by the shape of the arch. Downstairs, the kitchen is lit up with natural light throughout the day, and it opens out onto the garden using timber-framed glass doors. The team created a fine and beautiful balance between modern design and an appreciation of originality, and the finished project provides a practical and functional space for a farm and a family. The Hawthbush farmhouse extension was shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects award in 2013 [5].

+ Mole Architects [3]

Via Dezeen [6]

Images courtesy of David Butler [7]


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[3] Mole Architects: http://www.molearchitects.co.uk/

[4] ‘natural materials’: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-materials/

[5] AJ Small Projects award in 2013: http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/buildings/aj-small-projects/

[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/03/02/hawthbush-extension-by-mole-architects/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29

[7] David Butler: http://www.dnbutler.com/index.html

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