Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné

Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné
Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Exterior Photography, Arch
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Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Exterior Photography, Forest
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Text description provided by the architects. Budapest-based Paradigma Ariadné architecture studio was invited by the city of Sándorfalva to design a buffalo barn and an educational trail into their natural protected land that today is wholly covered with reeds. The initial aim of the development was to immigrate buffalos to the place.

Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Exterior Photography
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This act has two outcomes. On one hand, visitors would have the chance to visit the trail and meet these creatures in their living environment. On the other hand, buffalos will recultivate the area with their presence and turn the place into a lake and swamp again which is able to welcome hundreds of native species that were away thanks to the lack of open water surface.

Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Exterior Photography
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While it was a design task, on one hand, it was also a task to reinterpret the built environment in the natural landscape on the other.

Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Interior Photography, Beam
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Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Interior Photography, Facade, Arch, Column
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Concept wise this project is about the understanding of agricultural buildings of the Eastern European landscape through the time of history. These buildings in the countryside are still a mixture of almost a hundred years old regional architecture and contemporary industrialized technologies that qualities sometimes are clashed together in a very naïve way. While both kinds of architecture include big and simple geometries, that create a unique character in the landscape.

Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Exterior Photography
© Szabolcs Molnár

We tried to continue this quality with joyful geometrical composition in an organized way. We have defined a 500 meters long curved path with a 500-meter radius, on which we placed few objects for observing nature: one buffalo barn, three little installations to enjoy the landscape through framing it, and a viewpoint at the end. Thanks to the giant curved shape of the path these objects can be revealed in a direct order for the visitors, while the whole structure can be observed only from the viewpoint.

Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné - Interior Photography, Windows
© Attila Róbert Csóka

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Address:Sandorfalva, 6762 Hungary

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Cite: "Rural Geometries Barn / Paradigma Ariadné" 20 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/970389/rural-geometries-barn-paradigma-ariadne> ISSN 0719-8884

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