Residential Barn / BE ARCHITEKTUR
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Round 15 buildings type a hamlet zone in a rural, primarily agricultural setting. This new residence within the hamlet feels obliged to honor the realm’s historic context.
Typical barn traits had been taken up and reinterpreted in a contemporary method. From a distance, the residence discreetly blends into its rustic environment. The outside facade is clad in glazed spruce wooden – the identical sort of timber used on conventional Swiss barns. A pitched roof was designed in the identical vein, with tile roofing typical to the native structure. Openable home windows are hid behind picket shutters, whereas the beneficiant fastened glazing is fronted by picket sliding doorways that present solar safety, darkening, and privateness. A uncooked metal beam serves as a gutter, jutting out past the bottom of the roof. Downpipes had been omitted; the rainwater drains off the facet like a waterfall.
The constructing responds to the topography of the location. Constructing on a slope often requires excavation behind the constructing and backfilling in entrance; this method was intentionally rejected. As a substitute, the bottom flooring is organized in a collection of ranges at completely different heights to comply with the present slope.
A barn is often used for storage and as a workroom for agricultural manufacturing. Though this new constructing is just not a depository, its rooms – bedrooms, loos, closets, and so on. – are “saved” inside it as closed volumes and are figuratively stacked on prime of each other. This “stacking” creates a sculptural inside, a optimistic spatial quantity inside the constructing. A damaging quantity types round these stacks, comprising a panorama of open residing areas which might be interconnected vertically and horizontally. A beneficiant inside unfolds with a way of infinite expanse.
The brand new constructing reinterprets the easy, unadorned nature of a conventional barn by its alternative of supplies. Uncovered concrete slabs for the ground and a particular plaster overlaying the partitions guarantee a uncooked, unfinished really feel. Two completely different supplies with the same impact – concrete and plaster – are used all through the inside to attain an expressive impact.
The freestanding two-car storage in uncovered concrete was created utilizing the identical timber formwork as that used for the home facade. A photovoltaic system was put in on the gently sloping concrete gable roof, the photo voltaic panels overlaying the floor like a carpet.
The brand new residence enters right into a thematic dialogue with the encompassing agricultural buildings for a singular interpretation of the vernacular barn typology.