A grassy lawn grows on leading of this board-marked concrete farm building by Spanish architect Arnau Vergés, which is set into a slope beside an previous stone house in rural Catalonia .
Arnau Vergés was asked to create a multi-function outbuilding next to a 17th-century farmhouse in La Vall d’en Bas, a municipality in eastern Spain, as part of a renovation and extension project referred to as Farm Surroundings.
The architect had already renovated the primary house to give room for the fourth generation of the farm’s owners, the Carrera family members, in 2011.
Old animal shelters and sheds had been cleared from the site to make way for the new concrete and timber-clad framework, which gives storage for farm machinery, a boiler space, a workshop and a shifting region for farm workers.
The family’s herds of Aberdeen Angus cattle graze on rolling hills about the property, and the architect envisioned the garage’s green roof as an extension of this landscape.
“By analysing the structures that are to be discovered all around the country property, some still standing and others currently blurred, we laid out an intervention in the farmland based on demolishing, strengthening, and creating new components,” explained Vergés.
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“This venture takes spot in the transition strip between the nation residence and the animals between the farm and the crops,” he added.
A black metal bridge juts from the upper storey of the farmhouse onto the green roof of the framework, the place a circular atrium funnels down to a ground-degree courtyard frequented by livestock as well as human residents. A tree grows by way of the opening, which marks the spot of a former nicely.
A flight of concrete steps concealed behind a concrete wall leads down the grassy slope to a narrow passageway below the bridge.
This courtyard between the stone gable of the farmhouse and the concrete walls of the outbuilding provides a transitional area between property and workplace for the residents.
“Just by the house entrance, the new creating meets the rest of the actors in the perform: some new-born walls, the courtyard in which there used to be the former well, the bridge, a set of cross sights of the animals and crops,” said the architect.
Timber shutters, made from slats of wood with the identical width as the boards utilised to kind the concrete walls, open from 1 side of the tubular lightwell into the garage and workshop.
The wooden shutters run the total height of the building and hinge upwards to accommodate tall machinery.
Photography is by Marc Torra Ferrer.
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