Contain Yourself.Client: Olive Tree Farms | Date: December 2015
This building follows on from the ‘quirky’ intervention that is the Grass Roof farm store and restaurant and forms an extension to the current facility offering a multi-purpose venue. The building consists of two suspended recycled shipping containers linked together by a double volume barn made of light gauge steel or LSF. The barn links to the existing buildings via a central axis that connects this new structure to the courtyard of the existing. As the farm store grows, the idea is for the buildings to also grow, but become individual structures that will eventually form a greater courtyard creating a series of personalities. Contain yourself therefore takes on its own identity within the farm store, much like the other will. The intention of making the farm store an important destination for family activity will no doubt develop positively as the laying of the buildings further develop.