A Former Barnhouse Becomes a Stylish and Colorful Modern Home for a Family in Donderen

Donderen Barnhouse is a stylish modern home renovated by aatvos. This colorful home with a historic facade full of contemporary lines is located in Donderen, The Netherlands.

Donderen Barnhouse by aatvos

“Donderen Barnhouse

The Netherlands, 2000. Schuurhuis Donderen. One of the first barn houses ever: a beautiful contrast in the countryside.

Situation

Private family is looking to rebuild a farmhouse on a country site in the north of Holland.

Target

Create a contemporary house that reflects modern life and the history and characteristics of the site.

Action

Reinterpretation of a classic barn. Think of a barn as a simple building made with cheap and local materials. Make it spacious: store all necessities in an inner house.

Result

The classic farmers barn revisited: a perfect example what you can do with cheap yet expressive materials.

Did you know?

This barn-house was among the first ever. Together with the early work of Onix and Faro Architects, it marks the beginning of a renewal of local architecture back in 2000. It has continued to inspire people ever since.”

Photos by: aatvos & Stijn Poelstra

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