Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Dairy House by Charlotte Skeen Catling

My home church's property was formerly farmland, including a dairy.

This design, another one of the Bombay Sapphire prize winners, makes me think of the genius of that place...it is an extension onto a stone dairy converted into a house. Located in Somerset England, but its alternation of glass and rough oak seems to belong even more to the log cabins of the American frontier.

Here is a design that combines modern materials and an innovative approach with historical forms appropriate to the site. Ahhhh.

How is this inspirational for a church design? If it fits the genius of your place, as an entry, small adjunct building (office, chapel) or connecting device between buildings.

Lots more pictures, and construction information, are available at dezeen.

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