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Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 3, 2012 @ 3:40 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Green Building,Green renovation,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Holly Farm in Southern Tasmania [2] is a sprawling new farmhouse [3] made of reclaimed materials from the previous home that sat on its site, which was damaged in a fire. Designed by Cykel Architecture [4], the horizontal building is capped with a double-height addition that looks out over the residents’ farmland.  The open and airy modern structure draws upon sustainable building strategies to create a comfortable home for the young family.

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Holly Tree Farm was designed to celebrate the lush surrounding land by giving the family that lives there a clear view of the hills and forest on the property. The building is set between other working buildings on the farm plot [6], and its exterior is clad with rich woods that mimic the forest periphery. Since much of the former farmhouse [7] burned, the bricks were reclaimed and built into the new structure, creating a dialogue between the old and the new, and writing a new history for the family.

Inside, each oversized window captures a picturesque view of the family’s farm landscape [8]. Plywood and FSC-certified woods clad the interior from floor to ceiling, creating a harmony with the exterior. The house is fitted with passive solar features, as well as a concrete floor for hydronic heating.

Deep window boxes provide window seating, while aluminum framing and double-glazed glass block solar gain. The double floor volume faces the sunset [9] and overhangs, providing shading to the area below it.

The open modern structure rests lightly on the idyllic landscape, connecting the family with the land they live and work on [10].

+ Cykel Architecture [4]

Via Arch Daily [11]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/cykel-architectures-holly-tree-farm-is-a-modern-farmhouse-made-with-reclaimed-materials/cykel-architecture-holly-tree-farm1/

[2] Southern Tasmania: http://inhabitat.com/shearer’s-quarters-country-home-wins-australias-house-of-the-year/

[3] farmhouse: http://inhabitat.com/artist-heather-benning-turns-an-abandoned-farmhouse-into-a-life-sized-dollhouse-in-canada/

[4] Cykel Architecture: http://cykel.supercakebros.com

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/cykel-architectures-holly-tree-farm-is-a-modern-farmhouse-made-with-reclaimed-materials/cykel-architecture-holly-tree-farm2/

[6] farm plot: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-19th-century-georgian-farmhouse-gets-a-leed-gold-renovation/

[7] farmhouse: http://inhabitat.com/decaying-17th-century-italian-farmhouse-preserved-as-sustainable-public-space-in-milan/

[8] farm landscape: http://inhabitat.com/the-chen-house-is-a-disaster-proof-farmhouse-in-taiwan/

[9] faces the sunset: http://inhabitat.com/the-adapted-ochre-barn-is-a-modernist-retreat-with-an-open-floor-plan-in-norfolk/

[10] live and work on: http://inhabitat.com/kirchplatz-office-residence-in-switzerland-by-oppenheim-and-huesler-redefines-live-work/

[11] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/272352/holly-tree-farm-cykel-architecture/

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