• Summer Party!

    Charlie Luxton Design recently turned 18! So to celebrate we held our first summer party at Black Barn Studio’s . We were also celebrating our recent AJ Small Projects Award for Sustainability, along with an exhibition of art from locally based artist Kelly Washbourne .

  • Clean sweep at RHS Malvern!

    Our show garden entry collaborating with The Wildlife Trusts and Oxford Garden Design with Jamie Langlands won an RHS Gold Medal at this years RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Not only that but it won Best in Show, Best Construction and

  • AJ Small Projects Award Sustainability Prize

    We won the Sustainability Prize at the AJ Small Projects Awards ceremony! We are so proud that Black Barn Studios was recognised as an ‘exemplar’ of sustainable design at Wednesdays awards in London. The prize was awarded jointly for the

  • Would you like to join our team?

    Based in the North Oxfordshire countryside, we are a small practice looking for a resourceful, independent and creative Part 1 or Part 2 to join our team. We work on projects ranging from Passive standard new-builds, sensitive listed building refurbs,

  • Shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award 2023!

    Black Barn Studios has made the shortlist for this years AJ Small Projects Award! On Wednesday 3rd May we will travel down to London to present and find out the results. The studio is the culmination of our attempt to address three of

  • Blackwood in Enki

    The May/June issue of the wonderful Enki magazine is out now, featuring an article on Blackwood , one of our recently completed projects.

  • A project nearing completion

    We are working on the completion of the second phase of a project. The original scheme was to completely refurbish a tired, old bungalow situated on the edge of a small Oxfordshire town. A few years later the clients came

  • RHS Malvern Spring Festival

    We’ve been involved in a project which is a first for us, collaborating with Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trusts (BBOWT) with Future Nature, Oxford Garden Design and Jamie Langlands Gardens on a show garden for this years RHS Malvern

  • Roof Tiles

    Exciting things are happening on one of our sites at the moment. The large-scale clay tiles and corten flashings have begun to be installed on the roof. Although the builders are working away, it can look like not much changes

  • The List by House and Garden

    We are members of The List by House & Garden. Every so often our projects are featured in The List’s social media and the House & Garden’s online magazine. Most recently one of our projects appeared in a House &

  • Concept Interiors

    Sketches play an important role in our early design process. They provide loose options for a client and have an informal feel that helps to form the direction of the design. These sketches are for an exciting project we’re working

  • Winter Visit

    A team visit to a local site to check progress on building works. The project is nearing completion so we look forward to a full reveal in a few months. This timber framed extension has an overhanging copper roof and

  • Merry Christmas!

    From all of us at CLD.

  • New completed project

    Another recently completed project has been photographed and is now live on the website. Read more here about our approach and the integration of landscape and architectural designs.

  • Grade II Listed Cottage

    A 3D model for a single storey kitchen link extension to connect a Grade II Listed cottage and an outbuilding. We will work up a few options like these as part of the initial design process before settling on an

  • New completed project

    One of a few of our completed projects that we’ve had photographed recently. Situated on the edge of an ancient woodland  in Oxfordshire. Click this link to read more.

  • New additions to the website!

    We’ve been working with our photographer over the summer and are proud to publish some new projects on the website! Watch this space as we reveal some of our latest designs, and click this link to read more about one of

  • “… a Pruesplosion”

    Our Gloucestershire Farmhouse project was featured in the FT How To Spend It magazine this Saturday 1st October! Click this link to read the article online, and this link to read more about our design concept and approach. Photography: Fred Howarth

  • Concept Sketches

    Concept sketches are developed early on in the design process to quickly generate, test and present ideas to the client. They will be included in a ‘Book 1’ feasibility study which we undertake at the start of every project. We

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