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The Barn House / BURO II

  • 01:00 - 21 June, 2008
The Barn House / BURO II
The Barn House / BURO II

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    BURO II/BURO Hendrik Vermoortel, Rita Huys

From the architect. 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.

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Modern_ · May 23, 2015

Does anyone know what street this house is located in?

Centor4 · November 27, 2011

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Cameron Palm · November 26, 2011
jana · January 25, 2010

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?

conversionvansforsale · October 16, 2009

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.

Scarlet · June 22, 2008

beautiful.... clean, well defined spaces... well balanced indoor-ourdoor relationships... nice project...


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