mimo studio adapts archetypal barn house to blend in with nature
 
mimo studio adapts archetypal barn house to blend in with nature mimo studio adapts archetypal barn house to blend in with nature
feb 25, 2014

mimo studio adapts archetypal barn house to blend in with nature

mimo studio adapts archetypal barn house to blend in with nature
all images courtesy of mimo studio

 

 

 

revising an archetypal rural form, the ‘barn house’ by polish firm mimo studio consists of two pitched roof volumes that are set perpendicular to one another. blurring the built structure with its surrounding landscape, a small courtyard is created in the junction where the two masses meet, framing a tree and low planted greenery. expansive glazing makes the exterior environment feel a part of the house, as if the nature is growing inside.

 

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the kitchen looks onto the courtyard

 

 

the main building contains the living/dining room, a kitchen and a study, while a second one becomes the sleeping zone, with bedrooms and a bathroom. the use of glass and sliding windows along the edge provides a constant interaction between these two sides, with the garden intersected throughout. constructed from natural materials, such as a uniform timber cladding, the ‘barn house’ blends into the countryside, enhancing its calm and rural atmosphere.


large glazing and sliding windows help the house to blend with the surrounding garden

 


interior view looking towards the dining room

 


view of the pitched-roof volume that contains the living room

 

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concept model

 

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model showing the two barn-like structures

 


floor plan

 


elevations

 

 

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