The Barn House / BURO II

  • 21 Jun 2008
  • Houses Selected Works

The Belgian architectural and interior office Buro II sent us this impressive house made from an old barn. More pictures and text after the break.

Together with Hendrik Vermoortel, Rita Huys runs the Belgian architectural and interior design office BURO II/BURO Interior, which was also the office commissioned for the farmhouse conversion located among the rolling hills of mid-west Flanders.

For BURO II/BURO Interior, the central principle for the farmhouse conversion is the relationship between the building and its outside space, and the connection with the surrounding environment. The client was emphatic that tradition, innovation and respect for the landscape be combined in a single project. The structure of the landscape and research into rural building in Flanders stand in reciprocity to the design process and the final built environment. Crucial in this thought process is that the landscape confirms the footprint of the buildings and farmhouses in origin and as tradition. Here respect and tradition create a need for a contemporary continuity, reflected in the search for a new meaning for the farmhouse in its varying scenic mutations. The project is a spatial and architectural quest for methods to offer new perspectives in the relationship between landscape and architecture.

Cite: "The Barn House / BURO II" 21 Jun 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=2702>

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    With all of these advantages to van leasing, it is important to note that there are some disadvantages. The biggest one of those is that one does not actually own the van at any time. Even during the period that the individual is driving the van it is not theirs. It always remains the property of the leasing company.

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    wonder about the material of wooden shuters…does it take the appearance of old after years of usage, which doesn’t seem the case….or is it by the nature of the wood used or some special treatment of it?

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