We asked Finn if any other aspects of his job have influenced the build.
‘As a photographer, I pay a lot of attention to light. We orientated the new building east-to-west with large, glazed areas on these elevations to take advantage of the golden hours at either end of the day.
‘I also knew I wanted to create a really relaxed atmosphere. I work all over the world, and the pace can be frenetic, especially leading a team of people on set far away from home. As much as I love it, it can take a lot out of me creatively, so I love coming back here to unwind.’
The environmental impact of the renovation was another key consideration – and specifically, choosing materials mindfully.
‘We sourced materials from as close to home as possible. The wood cladding came from Wales, and the roof is corrugated tin, from down the road in Herefordshire. We insulated the building using cellulose fibre insulation which is manufactured from recycled newspaper and fire-retardant salts.
‘Although concrete, the flooring acts as a giant heat sink, storing heat from the daytime sun and releasing it in the evenings.’