Barc Architects - architectural and interior design. We specialise in the design and delivery of high quality contemporary buildings, extensions and renovations in Devon and the South West.

‘BARCing Mad’ Team Enter the Monster Race!

November 15th, 2017

So, it’s official, the ‘BARCing Mad’ team here at Barc Architects have signed up to take part in the Monster Race mud run at Escot on 17th March 2018!

We are raising money for Children’s Hospice South West, so please visit our JustGiving page to donate what you can.

Thank you for your support… Eek, now it’s time to get training!!











Headlands Cottage featured on Houzz

October 23rd, 2017

Our Headlands Cottage project has been featured in an article on Houzz (Italy), titled ’20 Floors That Work Well In A Small Bathroom’. Our well admired toilet design has been featured in many articles, this one specifically describes how the cedar floor covering, combined with the woodland wallpaper and LED lighting, gives the room a natural feel, becoming a shelter among the trees.

Read the full article on Houzz (Italy) here. Or read more about our Headlands Cottage project here.

















White Oaks Features on Homify, Netherlands

August 17th, 2017

Our award-winning White Oaks project has been featured on Homify, this time in the Netherlands. The article is titled “Build your own luxury dream villa with a low budget” and describes White Oaks as “a cube house”. To roughly translate, with regards to White Oaks the article says “And here we see another example of a house with a minimalist and very simple design. The costs remain low whilst living in a detached caravan, which suits the budget of a family home.”

Read the full article on Homify (in Dutch) here. Or read more about our award winning White Oaks project here.



















Self Build & Design Show – FREE TICKETS

August 9th, 2017

We are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Self Build & Design Show at Westpoint, Exeter, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017! Find out all the information you need about the show here.

Order your free tickets for the show here using the code: SB7SWBAR

We look forward to seeing you there!











Adam Scott – Certified Passivhaus Designer

August 2nd, 2017

Congratulations to Adam Scott for undertaking, and passing, the Passivhaus Designer training course & exam!

Adam continually works to build upon his extensive technical and construction knowledge and, as of 1st August 2017, has obtained the designation of Certified Passivhaus Designer; he brings his Certified Passivhaus Designer knowledge to a variety of projects at Barc and actively contributes to improving the quality of our buildings. Well done Adam!

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Interior Design Project at Exeter Golf & Country Club

July 19th, 2017

We have recently had the pleasure of working on an interior design and refurbishment project with Exeter Golf and Country Club which will be starting on site very soon. The Mews Room, one of Wear Park’s original buildings dating back hundreds of years, contains a sun-trap terrace, its own bar and many original features dating back to when it was part of the manor house stable block.

The proposed refurbishment incorporates a fresh contemporary design, modern furniture and high spec lighting & AV equipment – all of which compliment the barn’s original features.

Read more about the refurbishment of the function room on the Exeter Golf & Country Club website here.

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White Oaks Features on Contemporist

July 18th, 2017

Our award-winning White Oaks project has just been featured on Contemporist, a website that celebrates contemporary culture. The article describes the carefully considered design of the project and talks through the elements which combine to create this stunning family home. Read the full article on Contemporist here. Or read more about our White Oaks project here.




















Sheppy’s Cider Opens it Doors

July 14th, 2017

Our Sheppy’s Cider project has recently been completed and officially opened its doors to the public in April 2017, marking their bicentenary. The new restaurant, shop, café and bar have been a huge success and Caroline and Emmet recently gave a talk and tour of the building, alongside the client, for the RIBA in Somerset.

This exciting project involved a complete revamp of what was on offer to the public at the 200 year old farm, where the famous cider is still being produced today. Read more about the project here. Or read more about Sheppy’s Cider by visiting their website here.

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White Oaks Features on Houzz

July 12th, 2017

Our White Oaks project has been featured on in an article titled “What if your home could make sure you stayed healthy?” The article describes the way in which our homes are becoming more technologically advanced and interconnected that they could one day monitor the health and well-being of its occupants. Read more about our White Oaks project here. Or read the full article on Houzz here.


















Boucher Road Features on Homify

July 5th, 2017

Our Boucher Road project has been featured in an article on Homify, Thailand, titled “17 Beautiful house styles that stay comfortable through all seasons and all weather.” describing Boucher Road as a “Modern style house with smooth tone control.” The caption reads:

“Most modern style houses we have seen use either monochromatic or beige colours; because contemporary style is a simple, modern style. But it does not always have to be that colour. This house is white paired with dark blue. Make your home look unique in different ways. The glass walls of the house makes sure the residents feel comfortable and will keep you relaxed with a continuous view of the garden.”

Read more about our Boucher Road project here. Or read the full Homify article (in Thai) here.






















Caroline Shortt Features in Self Build & Design Magazine

June 29th, 2017

Caroline Shortt has been featured in an interview article in the latest issue of Self Build & Design magazine (August 2017). The article features many of Barc Architect’s stunning projects and Caroline describes her journey to becoming a successful architect in Exeter, as well as providing a top tip for potential self builders. You can find the Self Build & Design magazine at a variety of retailers, or through their website here.

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White Oaks Features on Homify, Mexico

June 28th, 2017

Our beautiful White Oaks project has been featured in another article on Homify, this time from Mexico, describing White Oaks as “A Work of Art”. The article is titled “20 Ideas to decorate the walls of your house with stones (you will love it!)”. It describes the subtle external lighting used within our White Oaks project; “And to enhance the beauty of your stone walls you can complement them with direct lighting. With this you can create shadows and shapes that will make it look like an artistic sculpture.” Read more about our White Oaks project here. Or read the full article (in Spanish) on Homify here.




















White Oaks Features on Homify

June 22nd, 2017

Our stunning White Oaks project has been featured in a Homify UK article titled “12 Contemporary Home Styles Perfect for a Family”. The article discusses the modular nature of the White Oaks design, and how this suits a modern family. Read more about our White Oaks project here, or read the full article on Homify here.





















Boucher Road Features on Homify, France

May 7th, 2017

The contemporary two-storey extension, Boucher Road features on Homify as one of ’21 terraces to enjoy afternoons of sunshine on rainy days’. The caption reads ‘This old country house offers a modern extension: a veranda which also serves as a support to two balconies upstairs, all open to the views’. Read more about our Boucher Road project here. Or read the full article on Homify (in French) here.

















Headlands Cottage Featured on Houzz

May 4th, 2017

The toilet within Headlands Cottage has been featured on Houzz as one of ’50 Toilets Rich in Style and Elegance’. If your Italian needs some improvement, the caption reads “The tree wallpaper chosen for this bathroom is highlighted by a tailor-made Led lighting system and a lightweight wall lamp. The result creates an idyllic atmosphere, giving the impression of being in the woods.” Click here to read more about our Headlands Cottage project. Or to read the full article (in Italian) please click here.



















Sandhills Featured on Homify

May 1st, 2017

Our contemporary North Devon beach house project, Sandhills featured on Homify in an article titled ‘Is this the UK’s most incredible family home?‘. The article describes how this home immerses itself within its beautiful and picturesque surroundings, and how the design of the building responds to both its location and the three-generations of family. Read more about our Sandhills project here. Or read the full article on Homify here.