Living and working in London but harboring fantasies about country life, Niall Maxwell, the founding principal of Rural Office for Architecture--and a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory--took the plunge and bought a property with an existing farmhouse and milking parlor in rural Newcastle Emlyn in Carmarthenshire, Wales. (A project for a long-standing client in Wales is what got him to pull the trigger and relocate with his wife and two kids.)
In need of an office space for his architecture firm and a painting studio for his wife, artist Helen Maxwell, the architect designed the New Barn, a one-story structure that's a lab for testing out his ideas for adaptable buildings on a budget. His self-imposed brief: to create an adaptable space ready to take on a range of uses.
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