THE LUV FARM
An abandoned farmhouse in the corner of Elder Park in Linthouse will soon become the restored centre-piece of an urban farmyard development, introducing 5 new contemporary barns to the park.
The farmyard re-creates the original site use before Linthouse, Govan and shipbuilding enveloped the area due to the contemporary history of shipbuilding on the Clyde.
The new buildings will accommodate a school for herbal medicine, an organic food store, a crèche, café with facilities for children, a childrens’ safety education centre, an office for the council park ranger and an overseeing farmhouse building for the LUV Firm who will manage the farm.
The barn form makes a strong visual reference to traditional farm buildings while drawing inspiration from 20th Century industrial shed buildings located in the shipyard adjacent.
The buildings will re-use materials found on site, re-cycling stone, brick and timber into gabio