Nicolas Tye Architects‘ newest studio neighbors the practice’s barn-conversion residential project. For their newest office space, the 2,200 sqf barn has been transformed into an elegant studio that rests comfortably against the rolling hillside of Bedfordshire. Taking a mere 10 months to finish, the studio houses Nicolas Tye’s employees. Serving as a manifesto of the studio’s beliefs, the building respects its contextual surroundings while demonstrating a contemporary identity.
More about the studio and more images after the break.
The building is a simple glazed rectangular unit with frameless 3.2m high glazed panels along its main elevations, which hold a very slight green tint to reflect the seasons. The building is capped at both ends with full height larch cladding, and a series of larch timber “pods” house meeting rooms, a library, and a printing area.
On a sustainable note, the studio utilises rainwater harvesting, has its own wind turbine, and uses an air heat recovery circulation system.
“With a build cost of £225,000, the building mirrors a sensitive, but provocative response to modern design, sustainability and the contextual issues of today.”