Long Barn Studio is an architecture residential office and studio design projected by Nicolas Tye Architects. This office building is located in Bedfordshire, England.
The 2,200 square foot creation “The Long Barn Studio” is set against Nicolas Tye’s own award winning barn-conversion home and sits comfortably against its mature, rolling hill woodland surround in a Bedfordshire village.
The Long Barn Studio 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 of the surrounding glorious landscape. Internally, they provide all those who are lucky enough to enter with a panoramic view that is breathtaking.
The Long Barn Studio utilises rainwater harvesting, its own wind turbine, whole building air heat recovery circulation system, central vacuum and centralised lighting control. Utilising low energy lighting, organic paints and non-toxic chemical sealers further reinstates the philosophy of Nicolas Tye Architects. Their passion for this is clearly evident in their own building, an achievement that many companies long for.
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. The Long Barn Studio is an extraordinary symbol of the practice and its approach to design – a pure expression of ideology.