home-turned-stable reframes ideas about weathering
home-turned-stable reframes ideas about weathering home-turned-stable reframes ideas about weathering
jun 21, 2013

home-turned-stable reframes ideas about weathering

 home-turned-stable reframes ideas about weathering 

all images courtesy of al borde arquitectos


drawing from the fundamental architectonic ideas of bricks,blocks and weathering, al borde arquitectos turn an abandoned stable into a dwelling for a client that wished to inhabit his childhood farm. while the structure was inherited, the element of ‘the found’ was met with a rigorous level of disassembly and the insertion of building systems that would make the structure livable. the proximity of the earth and the prevalence of rain required  the creation of a perimeter duct as well as the extension of the building’s eaves. rotted tile was reused as gravel for the perimeter or reused in the new eave, allowing the architecture to rebuild itself from its very materials. the unabashed application of a uniform color worked with a new series of punctured skylights and simple lumber insertions to create an architecture that reframes the meaning of weathering with a sensitive, accepting definition of nostalgia and home.



the barn in context



weathered masonry characterizes exteriors


concrete and lumbar insertions characterize the renovation



the fearless application of color unifies the space



extended eave and skylight detail



kitchen view


interior view



the original building

the stable masonry had fellen into deep disrepair


in process view


first application of paint during construction


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