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Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

  • 01:00 - 14 February, 2012
Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle, © Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

© Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde © Tim Van De Velde +27

From the architect. When building a barn architecture is reduced to its essence: walls with a roof and some windows and doors. It is a quest for a pure and logical architecture, an architecture that addresses the middle between efficiency and beauty of the structure itself.

© Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

Concrete was chosen for the construction of the two walls, which are anchored to the polished concrete slab. There was made a cut-out in each of the walls to create an open window at eye level. The shuttering of the walls was a tense jute, a material directly related to the idea barn, which is outlined in the concrete. This method of encasing the concrete leads towards a more tactile result and a visual lightness.

© Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

Between these concrete walls wooden trusses were sandwiched by three horizontal wooden beams that also accentuate the length of the barn. As each truss is clamped the need for a tractor in the horizontal truss was eliminated, which leads to a new type of truss and an open feeling on the inside of the barn.

drawing 01
drawing 01

This openness is reinforced by the material of the roof, which consists of polycarbonate sheets, both literally and figuratively a light material. The cam and the gutters are made of copper, which accentuate some lines in the roof.

© Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

To seal the remaining openings several methods were used: the construction of the gates is based on a technique commonly used for doors of barns and stables: they are made of frames from galvanized steel with an outer planking. To close rest of the front facade two plateaus were made on which hay is stacked. The side walls above the concrete were filled with profiles and glass from conservatories.

© Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde

Because of its simplicity in concept and construction this barn has a very powerful architectural expression, while the building is perfectly integrated into the environment. It is an architecture that can withstand the test of time, without having to lose intrinsic quality.

© Tim Van De Velde
© Tim Van De Velde
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle" 14 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/207352/schuurbain-atelier-vens-vanbelle/>
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architetende · February 24, 2012

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Arno M · February 18, 2012

Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle http://t.co/FXg9x5EO STUNNING SIMPLICITY

Ton van Vilsteren · February 17, 2012

Heerlijk schuurtje! RT @ArchitecPassion Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle: © Tim Van De Velde http://t.co/LiDHqTG1

Katerina · February 16, 2012

El galpón más lindo que he visto - Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle http://t.co/Eyn9pdTF vía @archdaily

Boughton Butler · February 16, 2012

RT @archdaily: Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle http://t.co/Rawkp5IM #architecture

Jaclyn · February 16, 2012

One of the nicest looking barns I&#39ve seen... http://t.co/lSPo7uWa #architecture

Dana Tomic Hughes · February 16, 2012

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Glen Read · February 16, 2012

Interesting barn design - Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle | http://t.co/vpMJlfbc via @archdaily #architecture #design #materials

Andy Matthews · February 16, 2012

Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle | ArchDaily http://t.co/1Qj9EE2c So simple but beautiful.

Doug Wittnebel · February 16, 2012

Simple barn...Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle http://t.co/9DdnBOWU

Nozomi Kobayashi · February 15, 2012

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Matthias Hemelsoet · February 15, 2012

#architectuur Toffe schuur, mooi houtwerk (wel benieuwd naar interne temp in zomer) Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle http://t.co/IjNjctCT

mikeneko · February 15, 2012

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qustion · February 15, 2012

i know this is Belgium and not Dubai but still, what about solar gain?, wont this place become uncomfortably hot on a sunny summers day?

nico van der schaaf · February 15, 2012

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Architype Review · February 15, 2012

Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle: Architect: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Zedelgem, Belgium
Engineer: UTIL... http://t.co/maToC63k

arch_related · February 15, 2012

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Architect: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Zedelgem, Bel... http://t.co/Do8NeBVF

Erik Joya · February 15, 2012

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Scott @ Cube Studio · February 15, 2012

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Maartje ter Veen · February 15, 2012

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Architecture+Molding · February 15, 2012

Schuurbain / Atelier Vens Vanbelle: Architect: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Zedelgem, Belgium
Engineer: UTIL... http://t.co/3Ohzl0ns

rainsea · February 15, 2012

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