The project for Thorney Barn sees the creation of a new family home through the remodelling and repurposing of a derelict stone barn on an upland hillside overlooking the Luddenden Valley in West Yorkshire. Gagarin Studio were lead designers for the architecture, interiors, furniture and detail design of  the project. The scheme completed in October 2018 creates a new family dwelling within a hamlet on an upland Pennine site. The design locates the core activities of the dwelling in the main barn and original outshut building; a new glazed link is inserted between barn and former outbuildings providing a ‘garden […]


We officially set up Gagarin Studio six years ago this week and the practice has grown year on year (in size, workload and reputation) since then. We also welcome our sixth member of the team (yes, we’re obviously counting Shep in that) as Chiara joined us this week too, arriving in Halifax (the northern renaissance town), from Florence (the actual renaissance town) in wintry February. We’re thrilled that Chiara found us and we’re delighted to accept her via the Erasmus Training programme, one of the many benefits of being part of the European Union and one which both Gayle and […]