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.
Farmhouse in Lennik, Belgium by Studio Farris Architects
November 27th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Studio Farris Architects
Studio Farris Architects was commissioned to convert both house and stables of an 18th century farm located in Lennik, a small town in an agricultural area close to Brussels, into a single family house.
The family’s wish was to get as much natural light as possible to enter the house while maintaining its authentic charm.
Giuseppe Farris opted for a box-in-box system to avoid any chemical reactions with sulfates in the ground and walls of the original farm. This system also takes care of the energy-efficiency of the house.
To provide each room with the necessary amount of natural light, a concept that is often seen in old farms around the area was applied: windows and doors are bricked up and cut out in a pragmatic way, making the façade a whimsical patchwork of old and new scars.
Typological fragments are reinterpreted throughout the house. The fireplace, which is a 6 meter high, suspended steel construction, is the heart of the house.
The front garden was designed to connect the farmhouse and its outbuildings.
The backyard is a patchwork of pragmatic shapes in typological materials that enhance the experience of the farm’s surroundings.
Studio Farris Architects was founded in 2008 in Antwerp (Belgium) by italian architect Giuseppe Farris.
Our focus is to discover the intrinsic potential of each project by exploring the surroundings and cultural heritage.
We seek harmony between sustainability and innovation, functionality and experience, ratio and feeling.
Giuseppe Farris was born in 1972 in Cagliari, Italy. After finishing high school, he graduated as an architect from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. He founded his own architecture studio in 2008 and has since worked on projects throughout Europe.
Studio Farris’s portfolio includes new buildings, renovations of existing buildings and interior design. Among their recent projects is the refurbishment of the entrance hall of the Flemish Parliament in Brussels, which was awarded second place at the International Lensvelt de Architect Interior Prize in 2010.
We are currently designing a new restaurant for the Antwerp Zoo and a city library in Bruges.
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Category: Farm House