Disused farm buildings are transformed into a sustainable farming and cooking school
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The River Cottage Headquarters comprises five buildings, including a renovated 17th century Cobb farmhouse and an 18th century chert-threshing barn, but the most eye-catching is the new-build River Cottage Cookery School. Clad in black corrugated metal, the single-story gabled building is faced with full-height glazing on its southwest facade for panoramic views over Axe Valley. Its contemporary design marries local materials and labor with energy-efficient building practices. While the other...