Recycled Belgian Barn House by Architect Rita Huys

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Traditional barns are very rustic, rugged and earthy. When it comes to the space and function, it carries on a minimalist theme–very open, very practical. No doors for the interior areas, just divisions to make certain spaces distinct. In short, traditional barns are very simple structures and modern designers have found a way to give birth to the stylish concept of home people can live in and enjoy today.

Another important aspect of the barn is that it is very nature friendly. All these important elements; minimalist concept, practicality added with a modern twist combining style and comfort was the exact formula architect Rita Huys used for her modern barn house project.

A reclaimed Belgian barn house by itself is already a recycled structure. However, the architect made it even more eco-friendly by using recycled shutter structure for the exterior surface of the entire house. From a distance the structure will give the barn structure however, the prim landscaping glass doors will surely make you think twice as to what the structure really is.

The interiors are very modern and open just like a traditional barn, however the fixtures and furnishings are very modern. The color palette chosen was also very monochrome all through out the house which makes it all come together and look chic. It’s effect for me would be a more futuristic, design-forward look which balances the idea of using a traditional barn as the foundation of the house.

The outer spaces are also very inviting and functional. Families who like to spend time outside for barbeques or simply backyard fun will surely appreciate how the architect has designed certain areas of the house to open towards the outer areas of the house.

Barn houses such as this one surely reminds us that our ideas today is simply a compilation of ideas that have come before us we simply have to add a bit of modern creativity to make them work and this house has definitely changed the old concept of a rustic barn. Now people will surely expect to see more from barns other than hay.





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