Foul Green Farm
Fowl Green Farm is situated in Commondale on the North Yorkshire Moors. This diversification project replaces an existing Hay Shed with a new vernacular farm building that provides modern flexible training spaces for disabled user groups and an opportunity to learn about organic farming and traditional rural skills, such as dry stonewalling. The new building sits alongside, and is connected to a larger Cow Shed allowing access to viewing pens for demonstrations and workshops. The form and appearance of the new building has been kept simple in response to the agricultural buildings of its immediate context. Openings are large and purposeful with entrances recessed into the gable ends in reference to the functional gables of the existing Cow Shed. Internally, the building is planned around structural bays. The entrance bay is kept double height so that the building becomes immediately legible on arrival, with a heightened sense of space and daylight. Above, the larger of two additional training rooms can be seen occupying an open gallery that spans the depth of the second bay.