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Barn in Rajasthan, India by Priyanka Arjun and Associates

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Article source: Priyanka Arjun and Associates


1. Traditional Stone with Lime mortar construction- Buildings made of stone and lime gain strength over years and can stand for centuries. Hence conventional methods of preparing lime mortar with local ingredients were employed. Local karigars (craftsmen) worked on the project.

2. Barn Style Architecture- Barn building style is merged with traditional Rajasthani architecture to suit hot and dry climate. This style is chosen as the client is British national.

Image Courtesy © Priyanka Arjun and Associates


Farmhouse M1 in Burgenland, Austria by Christian Prasser

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Article source: Christian Prasser

The owners wished to convert a small existing farmhouse on the main street of the town of Jois, Austria into a comfortable home extended by a large barn. As is customary in a Burgenland street village, the narrow farmhouse extends lengthwise from the main road into the garden at the rear. A green area about 4 m wide runs parallel with the house, separated from the neighbours and the street by high walls, and there is a large barn at the rear of the plot.

Image Courtesy © Philipp Kreidl

  • Architects: Christian Prasser
  • Project: Farmhouse M1
  • Location: Burgenland, Austria
  • Photography: Philipp Kreidl
  • Project Manager: Bianca Medem, cp architektur
  • Colloboration: Alexander Bader, cp architektur
  • Floor Area: house: 187 m², barn: 144 m²
  • Site Area: 719m²
  • Start of planning: 09/2013
  • Start of construction: 03/2014
  • Completion: 06/2015


The Barn in Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit, France by Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: Antonin Ziegler Architecte

In the Regional Natural Park of Boucles de la Seine, a barn in ruins was reconverted into a place of residence. Abandoned at the edge of the river, it used to hold the fodder for the haulage horses. Its thin weatherboarding had been worn away over time – only the timber framework remained.

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

  • Architects: Antonin Ziegler Architecte
  • Project: The Barn
  • Location: Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit, France
  • Photography: Antonin Ziegler and David Boureau
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Budget: 262 000 €
  • Area: 217 m² net floor area
  • Delivery: 2016


Renovation of an alpine barn in Canale D’agordo, Italy by SBSA – Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Article source: SBSA – Sandri Barbara Smaniotto Andrea Architetti Associati

The original building dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and it is an example of the so-called “tabià”, a typical alpine construction, famous in our region Veneto which was used in farmer times as stables and barn. The structural type of this tabià is called “a telaio” with wooden beams and pillars.

Since it is placed on a sloping ground, the tabià has a partially buried basement, composed by walls made of stone.

Image Courtesy © Renato Gianturco


Transformation Potato Barn in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten 

Amsterdam North is rapidly developing into a diverse and desirable district of Amsterdam. In a special location in the heart of this neighbourhood, Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten have designed the renovation of two old ‘potato barns’ into contemporary residential properties for two families, including an in-house photo studio for the famous photography duo Scheltens & Abbenes.

Image Courtesy © Houben & Van Mierlo Architecten


Flemish Barn Bolberg in Bavel, The Netherlands by Arend Groenewegen Architect

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Arend Groenewegen Architect

Tucked away in the country side town of Breda, the Netherlands, sits a renovated old ‘flemish barn’ converted into an office. Developed by dutch firm arend groenewegen architect, the structure takes the ingredients of the original architecture form which consists of the wooden construction, low black facade and large thatched roof; and transforms it into a functioning work space. When the owner decided to stop his livestock business, the use of the existing barn built in the 1800, originally used for storage of hay and equipment needed a new vision. The renovation of the structure was in breach of the applicable zoning where the plot was designated as an ‘agricultural building block. The municipality changed the purpose of the area allowing an office to function in the space.

Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect

Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect

  • Architects: Arend Groenewegen Architect
  • Project: Flemish Barn Bolberg
  • Location: Bavel, The Netherlands
  • Constructed: 1800
  • Renovated: 2009
  • Surface: 280m2


The Barn House in Diamond Point, New York by Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture

The idea of working with repeated motives of a barn gable is inspired by the American painters Charles Sheeler and Andrew Wyeth. Sculptural monoliths of barns are orientated according to the sloping landscapes giving interesting compositions where many volumes in various directions can be seen as a layered additive structure.

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

Image Courtesy © Sigurd Larsen

  • Architects: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture
  • Project: The Barn House
  • Location: Diamond Point, New York, Lake George, USA
  • Photography: Sigurd Larsen
  • Client: Ruth and Mark Ward
  • General Contractor: Darrow Mansfield
  • Size: 140m2
  • Year of completion: 2016


Church Hill Barn in Suffolk, UK by David Nossiter Architects

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: David Nossiter Architects

The site, situated on the Essex/Suffolk borders within the landscape immortalised by Constable was originally the home farm of the nearby Assington Hall Estate, destroyed by fire in the 1950s. It consists of a collection of farm buildings forming a courtyard. The centrepiece of the site with views over the rural landscape is a large barn of cathedral-like proportions.

Image Courtesy © David Nossiter Architects

Image Courtesy © David Nossiter Architects

  • Architects: David Nossiter Architects
  • Project: Church Hill Barn
  • Location: Suffolk, CO10, UK 
  • Structural Engineer: AFP Consult Ltd
  • Construction dates: 2014-2016


Pocket Farm in Akershus, Norway by oslo school of architecture and design

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: oslo school of architecture and design

It is said that Oslo is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, and that building land within its natural boundaries is full. To accommodate future growth Oslo will have to look beyond, to municipalities within commuting distance. One such municipality is Nes i Akershus, one of the principal agricultural producers of grain in the country. Nes does not want to become a suburb of Oslo, so it is looking for alternative modes of accommodating additional population without losing its rural character.

Image Courtesy © SCS

Image Courtesy © SCS

  • Architects: oslo school of architecture and design
  • Project: Pocket Farm
  • Location: Dystlandhaugen Farm, Nes i Akershus, Norway
  • Photography: SCS
  • Client: Elisabeth and Terje Maarud and Nes Kommune
  • Staff: Christian Hermansen and Marcin Wojcik
  • Structural Eng. : Felice Allievi, DOF engineers
  • Size: 225 m2 (9m x 25m)
  • Construction period: 6 weeks, May and June 2016


A Barn House in the Countryside in Eelde, The Netherlands by aatvos

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: aatvos


The task of conceiving a private home in the countryside south of Eelde in the North of the Netherlands raises the question as to how far the existing typology is suitable, without resorting to historicizing architecture. This local typology is strongly determined by the simple Drenthe barn: straightforward, at a right angle to the road axis, centered in the countryside, without a privacy layer, functional, a single construction layer with roof. Farms fitting this description have already existed for centuries.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: aatvos
  • Project: A Barn House in the Countryside
  • Location: Eelde, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Poelstra
  • Dimensions:

    • Plot size: 43.000 m2
    • Living space: 275 m2, 1600 m3
    • Number of inhabitants: 2 adults, many guests
  • Planning:

    • Begin of construction: 2005
    • Completion: 2007


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