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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.

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

 
June 2nd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

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

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler

A building lost in the wheat fields facing the river… In this very simple, rural context, the project intends to be just as rustic, without sophistication or details. The new shelter was built onto the existing one. A shell of zinc covers the roof and walls to conserve a monolithic, agricultural architecture with few openings.

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler

The framework is the fundamental element of the new residence. From the outside, it remains partially visible, beneath the zinc envelope, thus conferring an incomplete aspect to the construction, as though eroded by the surrounding nature. The windows and doors are visually understated: the archetypal house is kept at bay to give rise to another kind of habitat, more in keeping with the surrounding wilderness. A lone crack that pierces the roof and walls thus gives the project the appearance of a contemporary ruin.

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

The patina of natural zinc that develops quickly reinforces the impression of a building that has always been there. The whole process of construction remains apparent: from the stone foundations, to the half-timbered framework, entirely visible in the interior space. The choice of interior materials expresses the same desire for rusticity as the exterior: breezeblocks, battens, exposed concrete slabs, and so on.

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

The half-timbered façade punctuates the view of the river and the passage of the boats, from one season to the next. The house lets in light on all sides: a single view encompasses the whole complex, from the swim spa at the northern extremity to the end of the lounge to the south against a backdrop of landscape.

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

Image Courtesy © David Boureau

The bedrooms nestled under the timberwork, like perches, in the place where the hay was stored, allow the ground floor level to be almost entirely liberated of any partitions. This large living area spanning the full surface of the house places the occupant in a position where they are surrounded by nature.

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

Image Courtesy © Antonin Ziegler Architecte

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