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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 [5] façade and large thatched roof. [6] The 920-square-foot building’s historic pine wood walls were preserved with traditional black tar and cleverly turned into a brise soleil [7] that filters natural light.

The façade’s interior was glazed, adding a modern touch to the barn’s original style. The office’s [8] 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 [9]

Photos by Arend Groenewegen [1]

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

[2] Flemish-style barn: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vlaamse_schuur

[3] biodegradable roof: http://inhabitat.com/indias-bapagrama-stone-house-is-a-tranquil-temple-made-from-local-natural-materials/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-thatched-roof-flemish-barn-turned-into-eco-friendly-office/arend-groenewegen-barn-office-thatched-roof-2/?extend=1

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

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

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

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

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

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