The Bourne Lane House was Inspired by English Barns

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jun 13, 2014
References: nashbaker & dezeen
London studio Nash Baker Architects designed the 'Bourne Lane House,' a timber-clad home featuring two barn-like wings. The clients were seeking a more modern and sustainable home than their previous residence, a 19th-century house and former brewery. Located in the English town of Tonbridge, the architects took cues from old, English-style barns, while maintaining a contemporary vibe.

The house is characterized by a sedum roof and sloping eaves, which allow the building to consolidate with its surroundings. Inside, the space is arranged to account for light filtering and the amount of privacy required for each room. Architect Simon Baker explains, "The form of the building is to a large extent a response to the client's requirement for natural light and outlook."

The entrance hall which separates the two wings is glazed, allowing the residents to maintain optimal views.