Black Barn, Dallinghoo

Delightful complexity of scissor trusses

Black Barn.
Black Barn. Credit: Lenny Codd

East RIBA Regional Award 2019

Studio Bark for James Holland
Contract value: £997,000
GIA: 320m²
Cost per m²: £3,116

This black-clad house has a simple rectangular plan, with delightful complexity contained in the treatment of the roof, where it is exposed above the main, wonderfully large space of the house. A fully glazed end wall, with a large balcony beyond, offers magnificent views over a landscape that falls away.  The large multi-use space on the ground floor is at the heart of the house, and is defined by a series of progressively flattening scissor trusses.

  • Black Barn.
    Black Barn. Credit: Lenny Codd
  • Black Barn.
    Black Barn. Credit: Lenny Codd
  • Black Barn.
    Black Barn. Credit: Lenny Codd
  • Black Barn.
    Black Barn. Credit: Lenny Codd
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