The Piggery, Wiltshire, UK

The site is of an old Piggery attached to a farm, sited on the edge of an arable field. The Piggery is located in Wiltshire.

As a Holiday Let the derelict shell will have a new purpose, after being redundant for many years. It will form part of an existing community of houses.

The design does not propose major alterations to the external façades of the Piggery, respecting and maintaining the existing character and appearance of the 1940s agricultural architecture and preserving the natural beauty of the area.

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The existing building is an ‘overcoat’ that sits over the inserted timber pods. The existing building is only altered very minimally to altered to conform to building standards appropriate for the new use.

Changes to the existing are minimal and purely aesthetic.

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“Farm buildings are the leitmotif of the countryside. It seems appropriate to describe them with a musical term for they are thematic, and the resonance of their forms, colours and textures within the scenery is that of sound, overall and orchestrated. Here and there is the solo instrument, spectacular in its own right, but much more important is the orchestral effect.”

Gillian Darley The National Trust Book of the Farm
The National Trust, 1981

Location

Wiltshire, UK

Client

Private

Date

2015

Status

Consented

Size

250m2