Sheep Shed / WARC

Sheep Shed / WARC

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  • Architects: WARC
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  52
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Foreco
  • Lead Architects: Ward van der Reijden
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Sheep Shed / WARC - Exterior Photography, Facade

Text description provided by the architects. This winter home for sheep is situated in the courtyard of a heritage farm in the Dutch town of Hummelo. The scale of the surroundings and the proximity of a 19th-century farmhouse required a modest and accurate design for an ancillary structure easily set in the hierarchy of buildings. This led to an abstract interpretation of a common local barn.

Sheep Shed / WARC - Exterior Photography, Facade
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Sheep Shed / WARC - Interior Photography, Beam

Once common in this region, these barns were typically constructed of wood treated with carbolineum and exude the distinctive smell of the preservative. The design is a plea for the preservation of these barns, which are now often in disrepair and without use. The building has a rather straightforward set up, consisting of a storage room and a sheep enclosure. 

Sheep Shed / WARC - Exterior Photography

The building is designed as a simple, abstract volume. Eaves and drains are concealed in the shell, which is formed by identical black planks designed with a constant gap width. A subtle accent in the facade through the detailing of the windows, with its framework offering divergent proportions.

Sheep Shed / WARC - Exterior Photography

Contrast between the dark timbered facades and the light interior is emphasized by the transparent frontage covered with a wooden framework. This underscores the vision of a completely closed wooden shell.

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Address:6999 Hummelo, The Netherlands

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Cite: "Sheep Shed / WARC" 26 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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