A traditional farm in the hilly countryside of Limburg is redeveloped into a residential house with a studio, exhibition space and holiday homes. This location in Banholt is unique in history as still prehistoric spear points can be found. One of these special sites is found on the land around this house. The authentic shape of the farm is restored in a contemporary. Using a wooden slats for the wall starting at the barn, shaping into a carport and then into a wall along the road closing the square shape. This centres the courtyard at the heart to stay, where made use of anthracite concrete for the court and cobblestones for flooring. The design and dimensions are inspired on the uneven symmetry in Japanese Zen gardens. The height difference is visible through the water system which flows on characteristic way through the courtyard. The traditional horse stable with barn is changed into a bright and modern workshop/atelier. By means of placing large iroko wooden frames the landscape is framed and let the light come inside. In the middle of the building is a functional centre made of stainless steel which holds the kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Two completely wood and handcrafted round stairs connect the 2 floors. The barn has been transformed into a Studio which wade in natural light. A large round roof dome gives this space a valuable appearance.
This unique family project originated from love for the surroundings and respect for all local traditions. Find more our architecture website.
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