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Friday, March 18, 2011

Brilliant Barn

I first read about this inspiring transformation which was renovated by Seattle based architect, Shed, on The Style Files. From there I found the article on freshome describing, in more detail, about the architect and the design process of this brilliant barn!


We recently received information about this amazing project from Shed. According to the architects, “the project involved the conversion of a barn into living space supporting a variety of activities and guests. The program called for a workroom/kitchen, an apartment, a bunk room, and bathrooms to be arranged within the existing building envelope.  (freshome)


SHED both designed and built the project, often living on site for extended periods of time. The familiarity with the site, building and client resulted in substantive refinements to the permitted plans that capitalized on unexpected potential as well as the execution of numerous details responsive to existing conditions. Working within the existing envelope of the barn, the design solution attempted to imbue each space with its own character through the use of natural light and its orientation to the landscape. (freshome)


The primary design interventions were the creation of a utility pass-thru separating the bunk room from the main work space, and the carved entry connecting the apartment to the workroom. Secondary design interventions include the addition of skylights, dormers and bay windows that developed the relationship of interior spaces to the pastoral landscape. (freshome)


I could hang out here for a while. What do you think?

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