MOOARC made La Concha, a property that has been remodeled from a 15th Century barn on the Island of Guernsey.
Description from the architects
The property was designed as a fluid, 3-dimensional strategy, inspired by ‘The Nolli strategy of Rome’ 1748.
The internal volume of the 15th Century barn kinds the heart of the home. On the lower degree, kitchen and dining is place beneath a far more formal residing area up on a mezzanine degree.
A a lot more relaxed residing/play room is set at the front of the home, opening out to a terrace.
At the rear, the sleeping block is linked to the living space by means of the entrance and vertical circulation.
The bedroom block is stepped in across the width of the site to let a visual hyperlink out into the rear garden from the dining space. The property was conceived as a separate sleeping block linked to the barn by way of a glazed entrance piece enabling the mass of the original barn to breathe. The retained structure of the barn has been revealed, with the internal space for residing expressed as a single volume.