Two Barns Home with a Pitched Roof in Poland by RSPlus

RSPlus designed a residence with the iconic “two walls and a pitched roof” symbol of a home in Poland. Description by RSPlus: Zoning plans based on the analysis of the urban area imposed roof geometry and the maximum height of the building. The rectangular shape of the plot and its orientation towards the south-west suggested preferred location of the building. Requirements of investors was that the house have to be […]


Contemporary Eco-House in London by Nash Baker Architects

London studio-based practice Nash Baker Architects designed the Bourne Lane in Kent, London for a retiring couple who wanted a more modern, sustainable and accessible home. Description by Nash Baker Architects: This contemporary eco-house sits harmoniously in the grounds of a traditional nineteenth century Oast house which has been the client’s home for 25 years. Designed for a Norwegian and British couple contemplating retirement and no longer wishing to look […]


Fascinating Invisible Barn in New York by STPMJ

Idea-driven and New York-based design practice STPMJ built the Invisible Barn located in Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, New York. Description by STPMJ: Invisible Barn is a site-specific design proposal that re-contextualizes the landscape of the Socrates Sculpture Park by projecting the landscape on the structural proposition. A barn shaped-wooden structure is sheeted with reflective film on its surfaces. This mirror-finished folly is placed in the middle of the grove and […]


Modern ‘House G’ Converted from an Old Barn by Maxwan Architects

Rotterdam-based Maxwan Architects have designed the ‘House G’, a modern renovation of an old barn in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands. Description by Maxwan Architects: Our clients had bought an old barn on a beautiful 2ha site bordering the river Linge. We were asked to help realize their dream of a large kitchen living room where they could relax, entertain friends and organize wine tasting sessions for their customers. In the past, the […]


Cozy Barn-Like Home by Studio Pha

Prague-based Studio Pha  has design this very laidback home inspired by barn-like living in the village of Klokočná, Czech Republic. Description by Studio Pha: The proposal is based on these assumptions and instructions: a traditional, country-style house _ main living area on the ground level attic only for partial (future) use _achieving the effect of a “traditional” microclimate in the interior of the house An important decision for the concept of the […]


Bold + Simple Stealth Barn by Carl Turner Architects

London-based studio Carl Turner Architects designed the Stealth Barn located in the County of Cambridge, England. Completed in 2011, this bold and simple residence was built on a footprint of an old barn. Stealth Barn by Carl Turner Architects: Sitting in the exposed expanse of the Cambridgeshire fens, the Stealth Barn is a bold, simple form, reminiscent of the barn it accompanies. Built as a guest house, studio or meeting place, […]


Attractive Zen Barn by Christopher Simmonds Architecture

Christopher Simmonds Architecture studio designed the Zen Barn located in Ottawa, Canada. This award-winning sustainable was designed with a minimalist interior, an attractive wooden exterior and is a candidate for a LEED for Homes Platinum rating. Zen Barn by Christopher Simmonds Architecture: The linear composition of this house and site is interrupted by the volumes of lightwells, stairs and courtyard. The resulting interpenetration of views, light and space along the […]


Beautifully Transformed Dairy Barn

In 2002, a former barrel-shaped dairy barn was transformed into a gorgeous three-bedroom house with enviably chic interior. Located in the Roxbury, Connecticut, this 7,000 square feet house boasts of amazing features such as a white plaster hearth attached to a circular sofa, heated floor tiles, ample natural light and ventilation and an inviting kitchen with a traditional pizza oven. Photos by Douglas Healey for NYtimes via Sousstyle


Simple Barn + Montana Home

In the middle of a gorgeous 1,200-acre land is a beautiful and uncomplicated barn designed by architect David Lake of San Antonio’s Lake|Flato Architects and L.A. interior designer Madeline Stuart. “Our motto for this project was ‘Rough and ready,’” Lake says. “The design is seriously practical, easy to heat and cool, with nothing to paint or fret over. It’s essentially a simple barn, with open living, kitchen, and dining zones bracketed by spacious […]


Raising the Barn

Simplicity of design at its finest, see Tina Laakkonen’s barn home with a Finnish touch. She says of her home:  “It’s very abstract, the idea of building your home,” she says. “It’s a real window to who you really are. This house could have gone so many different ways. It went this way and I love it. I feel very happy here.” [via nytimes and 79ideas]