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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Barn House in Sisga, Colombia by Oficina Informal Architect

April 7th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Promoting interaction

We aim at combining urban infrastructure related to comfort and connectivity with the practical aspect of rural life. In our hybrid scheme both scenarios blend together in spaces properly equipped (with adaptable usages, thermic and closure conditions, etc).

Barn House

  • Architects: Oficina Informal Architect
  • Project: Barn House
  • Location: Sisga, Cundinamarca (Colombia)
  • Client: private
  • Design: Antonio Yemail and Michel Pineda
  • Construction: Informal Office, Carlos Picón (master builder), Benjamín González (metal structures)
  • Area: 240 m²
  • Investment: usd300 m²
  • Year: 2007- 2008
  • Photocredits: Mateo Perez
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 for drawing, Adobe Illustrator and Phothoshop CS 5 for diagrams

Barn House

Mediation process

The building program that combined housing and offices responded to a cooperation principle that promote a more active coexistence and relationships among owners, their children and the administrator’s family, and of the latter with daily life labors.

Front View of Barn House

Small ecological actions

Constructive system was defined by materials and technological categories related to environmental efficiency criteria and energetic performance. The building used recycled wood; walls were built with stone of local extraction and standard dry construction systems.

Far View

Activating the available energy

The recent tree felling of a nearby wood made bark planks available and the skillful carpentry of local workers led to complementary construction of a small house for administrators with potential for future extensions given the roofs’ height.

Image Courtesy Mateo Perez

Image Courtesy Mateo Perez

North East View

Bedroom Window


Wash Room

Interior View

Interior View

Image Courtesy Mateo Perez

Before View

Before View

Before View

Current and After View

Interior View

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