reSET architecture: farmhouse reSET architecture: farmhouse
feb 12, 2012

reSET architecture: farmhouse

‘farmhouse’ by r
eSET architecture, ‘s-hertogenbosch, netherlands
image © huub smits


dutch firm reSET architecture has recently completed ‘farmhouse’, a renovation and extension to a decaying structure positioned within the betuwe region of the netherlands. the clean and minimal addition reflects upon the simple life once lived in the rural area. the existing stucco and brick farmhouse is maintained and preserved, while a glass corridor links a wooden and glass-clad annex building placed behind the historical home. the differing character of the neighboring volumes is clear, although the reduced height of the new wing and natural materiality allows it to begin transitioning and integrating with the encompassing environment and orchard.

approach to residence
image © huub smits

in reset architecture‘s project, outward views are framed from an open-plan living space through floor-to-ceiling glazing, while the private spaces are placed within the rooms of the modest farmhouse, viewing the landscape through peephole windows. steel framing and black wooden slats create a refined yet rustic appearance.

side elevation of the new extension and historical farmhouse
image © huub smits

new structure behind the farmhouse
image © huub smits

view of annex from the orchard with the farmhouse in the background
image © huub smits

main entrance
image © huub smits

black wooden slats of the front door responds to the new extension
image © huub smits

image © huub smits

outward view from the living space
image © huub smits

detail of steel framing and black wooden slats
image © huub smits

existing site conditions

project info:

design: reSET architecture, ‘s-hertogenbosch nl
project team: theo mathijssen (architect), pieter bardoel
floor area: 280 m2
start of design: november 2009
start of construction: january 2011
completion: september 2011
contractor: rosmalenbouw, rosmalen

  • Was all set to say this is an outrage but it is actually well done. The contrast between the farmhouse and the minimalist extension is, indeed, ‘delicate.’ A vast improvement over the attached brick shed.

    Tom P says:

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