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bunker hill: barnhouses for arvesund
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mar 09, 2013
bunker hill: barnhouses for arvesund



interior of barn in hamburgsund, sweden
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the swedish rural housing design and build company arvesund has commissioned architect daniel franzen of local practice bunker hill to design a
set of barnhouses to fit with their design guidelines stating that the structures should be elements that add to a landscape. the extruded archetypal
house typology – or commonly known as the classic barn – features a metal sheet roof and natural wood cladding. in line with franzen’s reputation,
pine is used in both interior and exterior, left a natural hue for the inside and painted with a weather-resistant coat for the outside. the customizable
shelters can be ordered to a range of lengths and vary in the number and type of openings. in the specific ‘slåtteråsen’ model is punctured with
unevenly placed windows and large central glass doors that open completely to the exterior. external sliding timber panels close the various openings
for security purposes, since the barns are meant for either regular use or can be left for extended periods of time without the worry of burglary.
the interiors are a long continuous space that allows reasonable flexibility in the organization of program, equipped with a loft level with full-standing
height for extra bedrooms or storage.

 

 


optional walls to partition private spaces
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dining area
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integrated kitchen in the large space
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compact timber stairs in line with the motif of the interior
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loft level with skylights and enough head room to stand
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hillersta barn interior
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‘barnhouses for arvesund’ by bunker hill, various locations, sweden
(above) hillersta barn
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‘slåtteråsen barn’ exterior with sliding barn doors and window shutters
image © bunker hill

 

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