‘Thoughts create a new … firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow’. Paracelsus

On site in Oxfordshire, under a protective covering, the old roof tiles of the farmhouse have been removed, exposing the slender structural elements and setting up a new and transitory set of spatial relationships. Where one is accustomed to read a roof against the infinite horizon of the sky, the upward view is now dominated by the intricate and intimate patterning of overlaid grids of time-marked timber and shiny metal. 


Stephen Baty