Stephen Taylor: Haybarn

By Brendan Woods

Photo: David Grandorge

‘What looks like a fairly simple building from a distance becomes more and more sophisticated the closer one looks. The gentle slope to the trabeated front elevation subtly reveals itself, for example, cleverly disguised by the character of the jagged brick columns built out of snapped headers and filled with concrete. The building is an essay in invention, in the intelligent use of vernacular building techniques, thereby transforming the graphic into the tectonic.’

Read Brendan Woods’ text, ‘Barn Raising,’ on Architecture Today’s website.

This linked text is part of an ongoing series that records the building projects undertaken at Shatwell Farm. For more on the Shatwell Project, click here.