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ROA, Aeron Parc, Rural Office for Architecture

Aeron Parc by Rural Office for Architecture

This small addition is a further development to a rural farmyard in Mid Wales. For this project, two existing houses were restructured and expanded. Rural Office for Architecture developed a series of simple interventions that serve the better use of both the living space and the areas devoted to agriculture.

New orientation points and spaces have been created that get enough sunlight and yet are sheltered from the wind. A new biomass facility provides the living spaces with heat; the adjacent roofed-in areas are for chopping wood and packing products from the surrounding fields. The vertical wood cladding rests on a whitewashed brick pedestal. Corrugated metal sheeting has been used for the saddle roofs. As a nod to the colours and character of the nearby settlements, the architects used rust-brown paint for the surfaces of all the newly added elements. The simplicity of the execution here is part of the overall architectural concept: the building is a reference to the – simple – rural landscape and the economy of the chosen materials.

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