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Arend Groenewegen Turns Thatched Flemish Barn Into a Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Office
Posted By Ana Lisa On March 18, 2013 @ 5:29 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery,Green renovation | No Comments
Arend Groenewegen  retained the character of this old barn-turned-office by carefully restoring its gepotdekselde  façade and large thatched roof.  The 920-square-foot building’s historic pine wood walls were preserved with traditional black tar and cleverly turned into a brise soleil  that filters natural light.
The façade’s interior was glazed, adding a modern touch to the barn’s original style. The office’s  open-plan interiors are airy, light, and multifunctional. The large supporting posts are original — but Arend Groenewegen  added new brick footings and a wooden cube equipped with toilets, a pantry and a cloakroom. This addition provides practical organization within the beautiful bare space.
Via Archilovers 
Photos by Arend Groenewegen 
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URLs in this post:
 Arend Groenewegen: http://www.arendgroenewegen.nl/
 Flemish-style barn: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlaamse_schuur
 biodegradable roof: http://inhabitat.com/indias-bapagrama-stone-house-is-a-tranquil-temple-made-from-local-natural-materials/
 gepotdekselde: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potdeksel_(betimmering)
 thatched roof.: http://inhabitat.com/new-hope-school-is-a-boat-shaped-thatched-roof-building-on-an-ecuador-beaches/
 brise soleil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brise_soleil
 office’s: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-amsterdam-office-created-entirely-from-cardboard/
 Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p72095/Vlaamse-Schuur-Bolberg
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