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Second chance for old buildings: a house, a converted barn

Barn Rijswijk - house-barn, converted from an old building.
Barn Rijswijk - house-barn, converted from an old building.


Today is very popular to give"Second chance" old buildings. That's what the Dutch architects, transforming rickety barn into a new functional space. One part of the renewed construction of all is also a storage room, while in another there was a living space for the owners.

Workshop Architecten Architectural firm project.
Workshop Architecten Architectural firm project.


Architects firm Workshop Architecten We did a great job on the restoration and redevelopment of the barn (Barn Rijswijk), Built in 1960. It is located in Rijswijk (South Holland) in the middle of orchards.

Facade Barn Rijswijk painted black, whileWhile smokers wood has natural hue. Such a design course possible to create a striking contrast between the outside and the interior.

Barn Rijswijk. Renovated barn.
Barn Rijswijk. Renovated barn.


Construction area of ​​270 square metersIt is divided into three zones: the barn itself directly, an intermediate portion and accommodations. Interior room is quite minimalist. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with dining area and upstairs a bedroom and a bathroom.

Barn Rijswijk. Kitchen.
Barn Rijswijk. Kitchen.


The residential part of the barn has multiple large windows. Thus, the sunlight can penetrate unhindered inside the house from morning till night.

Barn Rijswijk - renovated barn on a farm in South Holland.
Barn Rijswijk - renovated barn on a farm in South Holland.

Barn Rijswijk - house-barn, converted from an old building.
Barn Rijswijk - house-barn, converted from an old building.


In the state of Utah (USA) is not less than The original house, the outside resembles a barn. However, we should look inside, and the first impression of "simple" country house is changing dramatically.

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