kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside
 
kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside
jun 01, 2012

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside

‘a barn in the countryside’ by kwint architecten, eelde, the netherlands all images courtesy of kwint architecten

dutch practice kwint architecten has recently completed ‘a barn in the countryside’, a residence integrated into an existing vernacular structure south of the city of eelde, the netherlands. maintaining the traditional gabled roof form of the drenthe barn, this dwelling maintains the aesthetic of the regional typology without preservation while adding contemporary spatial needs of inhabitants living outside of the city limits. reinterpreting the barn as a home, the exterior is sheathed with a layer of horizontal wooden blinds, allowing air to ventilate into a transitory covered space before entering the interior.

concealed and integrated into the cladding, large barn-style doors may remain closed for privacy or swung open for additional daylight. the appendage ma be positioned perpendicular to the facade to offer framed views of the encompassing fields from the perimeter outdoor rooms and living areas. bordering two sides of the home, a dark wood deck creates a contrasting plinth for the steel framework and light wood of the external shell as well as an outdoor area to receive the southern sun.

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside approach to the dwelling

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside the exterior is sheathed with a layer of wooden blinds

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside wooden deck continues through the exterior shell of wooden blinds to the dwelling enclosure

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside integrated into the facade’s cladding, large barn-style doors open views to the countryside

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside facade detail

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside outdoor room enclosed with the wooden blinds

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside outward view to the encompassing fields

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside kitchen

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside bathroom

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside view from the upper level

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside at night

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside site plan

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside floor plan / level 0

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside floor plan / level 1

kwint architecten: a barn in the countryside section

project info:

living space: 320m2

contractor: buiteveld, oosterwolde steel construction: graafstra, oosterwolde interior: linthorst, lunteren materials: western red cedar, olympic stain, zink-coated aluminium, steel photographers: erik hesmerg, jan bartelsman

  • simply fabulous! gorgeous! shades and shadows, perfect! textbook proportion!
    maybe hard to maintain the exterior lattice work (dust, debris, seasonal leaves, etc.)
    but that is the price for a well thought out design.

    nelson d reyes architect
  • felicitaciones !!! congratulations!!! good project best house regards

    EVELYN LAGOS HEISE (ARCHITECT)

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