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Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 December, 2011
Blair Barn House / Alchemy Architects
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From the architect. Alchemists live in the Midwest and we love barns. Our clients love barns. Everyone loves barns. Imagine a house that takes all the great things about barns, and leaves the rest for the cows? 

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Alchemy designed a house that takes all its clues from the 19th century, but updates them for the 21st Century. This project features typical barn siding with light filtering through a few large openings, a sleeping loft and bedrooms in the cellar. 

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There is also a "barn space", an open 2-story room with two volumes inserted within. One in steel, the other in ash strips, they provide under-and over spaces like a hayloft.

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14 Comments

Christine Hersh · July 05, 2012

Lots of squares! @westelm: #dreamhouseoftheday A modern home in Wisconsin inspired by barns. Via @ArchDaily http://t.co/SlI7hAyy

west elm · July 05, 2012

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o0 · December 22, 2011

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Sara Blask · December 17, 2011

This barn in Blair, WI is gorgeous. I could live here. End of story. http://t.co/P3txojfi

iSophistikated™ · December 17, 2011

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adamfryatt · December 15, 2011

This 1850 sf house cost the same to build as a 450 sf #vancouver condo that has finishes from Home Depot, depressing http://t.co/GNqWXAp3

AmPa Design Group · December 14, 2011

The Blair Barn House by Alchemy #Architects amazing #wood home (via @archdaily) http://t.co/LXU43PzC

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Katherine Anne Halloway · December 09, 2011

I think the concept is really great, especially for the house's context. The wood in the kitchen works well in my opinion and presents more of the "barn-like" atmosphere for the interior. The light colored tile floor are cold and stale and take away from the barn inspired theme. I appreciate the relation of materials more in the library room with wood floors and wood paneling on the walls. It provides more of a warm atmosphere and is more what I would imagine a reinterpreted barn experience to be.

I find the use of various materials in this project appropriate as they represent the eclectic theme so often found in barns. I think the combination and selection of materials could be improved. The interior itself seems to be a bit disjointed as well as the interior with the exterior. I love the porch area and find the project to be very interesting overall.

Adam Waltering · December 09, 2011

Too many different materials that don't seem to work together. I like some of the spaces but it's too hard to look past the finishes and materials. I do like the kitchen ceiling.

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