Old Polish barn transforms into a cool contemporary home

Poznań-primarily based style studio mode:lina recently reworked a decrepit aged barn into the Ślonsko Chałpa (Silesian House), a mild-crammed dwelling that beautifully brings together aspects of the agricultural vernacular with contemporary style and design. Whilst the barn’s gabled type and concrete composition were being mostly preserved, the architects enhanced the livability of the creating by shortening its length and increasing the roof to make a second ground for the bedrooms. The barn’s existing brick, steel and concrete details have been intentionally remaining exposed and celebrated in the redesign. 

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the interior of a home showing two levels that feature light-colored wood accents, neutral toned walls and furniture, and black accents

Influenced by the austere appearances of the outdated Point out Collective Farm buildings, the architects took a minimalist design and style tactic to the Silesian Household. In addition to truncating the length of the original building, the current roof and exterior partitions had been simplified to generate a pure gabled shape with no overhangs. New timber cladding was mounted to the exterior envelope that was then punctuated with big irregular openings to enable in as significantly daylight to the interior as probable. 

a neutral toned living room showcasing hanging light fixtures and black accents on load-bearing columns

Crucial to the renovation was the addition of a new double-height extension that properties the living space and eating location. “The initial composition and condition of the barn is plainly visible from the living space, in which we have an actual cross-section of the making in the kind of a mezzanine,” the architects of the uncovered concrete composition spelled out. A spacious kitchen with black granite countertops and timber cabinetry is positioned beneath the mezzanine.

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a view of the kitchen that shows the second floor above it. black accents and light-colored wood accents decorate the space

The interior is dressed in exposed natural materials throughout, which includes on the higher ground where by brick walls are complemented by timber flooring and ceilings and exposed beams and columns. The uncovered materials and white partitions give a perfect neutral backdrop for the clients’ substantial artwork assortment. The architects also transformed the smaller developing upcoming to the 300-sq.-meter Silesian Home into a guesthouse. 

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