Inside this cleverly-converted barn is a stack of timber beams that serve as a shelving system, seating area, library and a staircase all in one. The renovated barn is tucked away in West Flanders, Belgium, where Studio Farris Architects converted the old structure into a contemporary office that marries modern design with rural architecture.
The brick exterior of the pitched-roof barn in West Flanders, Belgium, was restored to its original splendor, hiding an unlikely contemporary interior. The architects repaired the brick facade and added a large skylight which provides additional natural lighting.
Inside, large wooden beams are stacked to form a multifunctional structure which forms a small mezzanine workspace with two decks. This central element references the structure’s original purpose and can be used as a library, seating area, and a staircase. The meeting area, offering views of the surroundings through floor-to-ceiling glazing, is located just underneath the mezzanine.
Via HUH Magazine
Photos by Koen Van Damme