Location: Ampney Saint Mary, England

Project size: 5,300 square feet

Site size: 30,500 square feet

Program: A single-family house in a rural area affords ample space for work and leisure.

Solution: The spacious Cotswolds house comprises two adjacent volumes: a modern interpretation of a traditional farm structure, with high timber ceilings and peaked rooflines, and a smaller, monolithic dry stone building. A central open-air courtyard is tucked between the two. An annexed artist’s studio, which echoes the timber design of the larger main structure, completes the residential complex.

Construction and materials: The architects utilized local dry stone, as well as charred and natural larch wood.


Additional Information

Total project cost: withheld

Owner: withheld



Bureau de Change Architects

Studio 3

18 Coronet Street

N1 6HD





Structural Engineer: Mallone Engineers


General contractor:

Passive Building Structures


Photographer: Gilbert McCarragher



Exterior Cladding

Masonry: Dry wall Cotswolds Stone

Metal panels: Copper Sheets

Rainscreen: Larch Timber Battens



Tile/shingles: Larch Timber Battens

Other: Zinc Standing Seam



Wood frame: Internorm



Glass: Triple Glazing

Skylights: Velux



Interior Finishes

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: T J Joinery

Floor and wall tile: Microscreed floor