Yvonne Hughes Architect

A conglomeration of old buildings, constructed in rammed earth and stone, the client brief required 300 square metres of living space, a contemporary interior and an exterior reasonably traditional and sober.
To bring light into the main living spaces several internal walls were demolished and a glazed gable end opening onto the main terrace was added. Smaller openings were made on the East and West elevations more in tune with the local vernacular. These smaller openings allow for a variety of views over the surrounding landscape.
The hygrometry of the rammed earth walls was maintained by minimising the use of concrete and cement, and using more natural materials such as terracotta blocks for walls, and renders and floor slabs made of lime mortar and hemp.