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Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens

Posted By Lori Zimmer On August 18, 2014 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,Green renovation | No Comments


Stealth barn, Carl Turner, Carl Turner Architects, black barn, Norfolk, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, [1]

The stylish barn [2] is modernized with its blackened stain, which contrasts with the traditional notion of the ubiquitous red barn. Clapboards from the exterior have been removed and replaced with large glass windows, including a unique corner window which lets in light and opens the interior space. Large glass sliding doors [3] open the living room onto a patio which overlooks the agrarian landscape of green grass and pink flowers. The wrap-around patio is also clad in black, and offers a serene area for lounging in the sun.

Inside, Turner kept the space minimal with an organic feel by outfitting the walls, ceiling, and floor with Oriented Strand Board [4]. The compressed layers of wood strips have a pattern of wood grain that evokes a feel like the bales of straw that were stored in the barn [5]during farming days. The texture also serves a decorative purpose, filling each room with tone without the need for flashy art or furniture.

Each of the interior rooms is organized in a simple and open way, allowing the Stealth Barn [6] to be a multi use space, depending on the owner’s needs. A semi private room can be converted to a bedroom, or a meeting room, or even a dining room with the change of furniture. The architects have furnished the space with easy to move, minimalist furniture [7] like a rectangular wood couch, simple coffee tables and a simple dining set, and tie in with the warmness of the OSB interior.

The Stealth Barn, along with the Ochre Barn, modernize the barn space [8] with minimalism.

+ Carl Turner Architects [9]

Via Dezeen [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/08/Stealth-Barn-Side.jpg

[2] stylish barn: http://inhabitat.com/sustainable-wood-church-built-with-traditional-mennonite-principles-in-the-netherlands/

[3] glass sliding doors: http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-green-roofed-2-bar-house-springs-up-in-menlo-park-ca/

[4] Oriented Strand Board: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriented_strand_board

[5] the barn : http://inhabitat.com/rustic-and-beautiful-backyard-micro-house-is-built-from-recycled-barnboard/

[6] Stealth Barn: http://inhabitat.com/mooarc-transforms-a-15th-century-stone-barn-into-a-light-infused-modern-home/

[7] minimalist furniture: http://inhabitat.com/four-cornered-villa-is-an-off-grid-minimalist-retreat-in-finland/

[8] barn space: http://inhabitat.com/aptos-retreat-is-a-cozy-california-home-wrapped-in-reclaimed-barn-wood-and-corten-steel/

[9] + Carl Turner Architects : http://www.ct-architects.co.uk/projects/stealth-barn/

[10] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/02/10/stealth-barn-by-carl-turner-architects/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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