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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,Design,Gallery,Green renovation | No Comments

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Arend Groenewegen [1] retained the character of this old barn-turned-office by carefully restoring its gepotdekselde [2] façade and large thatched roof. [3] The 920-square-foot building’s historic pine wood walls were preserved with traditional black tar and cleverly turned into a brise soleil [4] that filters natural light.

The façade’s interior was glazed, adding a modern touch to the barn’s original style. The office’s [5] open-plan interiors are airy, light, and multifunctional. The large supporting posts are original — but Arend Groenewegen [1] 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.

+ Arend Groenewegen [1]

Via Archilovers [6]

Photos by Arend Groenewegen [1]

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[1] Arend Groenewegen: http://www.arendgroenewegen.nl/

[2] gepotdekselde: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potdeksel_(betimmering)

[3] thatched roof.: http://inhabitat.com/new-hope-school-is-a-boat-shaped-thatched-roof-building-on-an-ecuador-beaches/

[4] brise soleil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brise_soleil

[5] office’s: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-amsterdam-office-created-entirely-from-cardboard/

[6] Archilovers: http://www.archilovers.com/p72095/Vlaamse-Schuur-Bolberg

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