studio] [space nestles black barn-shaped office into the dutch landscape

studio] [space nestles black barn-shaped office into the dutch landscape

black-stained wooden facades enclose office in the netherlands

 

Surrounded by the wild nature of the dutch town Goirle, the Black Barn designed by studio] [space architecten is an inspiring hidden workplace for landscape architects. Located in Abcovenseweg, the Netherlands, the office project aims for a modest but high-quality construction that draws all attention to the surrounding landscape. The structure presents a closed character on the street side while opening up its volume toward the adjacent river. Enthusiastic about integrating nature into their design, the team lets flora and fauna take over merging the construction with the greenery and providing numerous nest boxes on the facade.

 

Designed as an abstract barn volume with black-stained wooden facades and a zinc roof, in a larger context, the structure stands on a historic ribbon development. The volume resembles the shape of a barn, including a recessed building line, an integration that befits the site, while the front presents itself as a modest, closed volume. The exposed glazed facade puts up a system of vertical wooden slats that form a translucent effect at dusk, assembling an extra layering and showing a glimpse of studio life to the outside

studio] [space nestles black barn-shaped office into the dutch landscape
solid facade of black wood opens up a view of the inside through the planks | all images by Koen van Damme

 

 

black barn hosts a workspace for landscape architects

 

The interior layout of the barn is understated and open, yet presents one prominent element of a large closet cutting through the entire studio from top to bottom dividing the space. All the functions form around the bookcase construction that, also, incorporates temporary installations and architectural drawings and equipment. The case frames the kitchen area shaping a modestly finished worktop and providing space for books, samples, and models. Familiar with the needs of an architectural office, studio] [space collaborates with the clients at landscape design firm Studio REDD, meeting the goal of an inspiring workspace integrated into the natural environment. Eventually, both reside in the black barn hosting both practices respectfully, proceeding to work on new projects at the interface of architecture, interior, and landscape. 

studio] [space nestles black barn-shaped office into the dutch landscape
view from the garden, nest boxes for birds and bats are integrated into the wooden facade

studio] [space nestles black barn-shaped office into the dutch landscape
large planters and an outdoor fireplace adorn the concrete terrace

black barn office
overlooking the river, the black barn illuminates warm lighting from within

black barn office
the black barn office merges with the surrounding wild greenery

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black barn office
the black-stained wooden slats form the barn office’s volume

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the interplay between the building and the green surroundings
the interplay between the building and the green surroundings
the front of the barn presents itself as a modest, closed volume
the front of the barn presents itself as a modest, closed volume
the open-slatted structure creates a translucent effect at dusk
the open-slatted structure creates a translucent effect at dusk
the boardroom sets up black cabinets
the boardroom sets up black cabinets

project info:

 

name: Black Barn
designer: studio] [space architecten

client: Studio REDD

landscape design: Studio REDD

location: Abcovenseweg, Goirle, the Netherlands

photography: Koen van Damme | @koenvandamme

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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