When John Smith decided to convert two barns on his Devon farm he had two clear objectives for the project. The design would be contemporary and the work done to a high specification.
The barns were being converted into a two-bedroom house with a separate work unit alongside. Both buildings have thick cob walls and the restrictions of the planning approval didn’t allow the creation of extra natural light with picture windows or roof lights.
Although the conversions have been cleverly designed to bring as much natural light into the buildings as possible, some rooms still needed more artificial light than the average property. We designed a lighting scheme that would adapt successfully to the different seasons, boosting natural light levels available during daylight hours, as well as providing satisfactory illumination during the hours of darkness, according to the proposed uses for individual rooms in each building.