A black box created from oriented strand board houses the kitchen and bathrooms of this converted barn property in Portugal, and also integrates a staircase major to the mezzanine floor over (+ slideshow).
Lisbon-based architect Inês Brandão renovated a 50-12 months-outdated barn in Leiria, Portugal to generate the family house.
“The aim was to keep existing recollections from a room that was as soon as the stage to such varied experiences,” stated Brandão. “We chose to defend it and elect it as the protagonist of the new house of a youthful increasing family.”
Limited budget meant the architects chose cost-effective components to full the venture. This incorporated oriented strand board (OSB) – a type of engineered panel made up of wooden strands.
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The material was also lately utilized to build a giant camera obscura and an adaptable Madrid apartment.
The black-painted OSB box occupies a room within the principal residing room. It gives a kitchen on one side, storage on the other, and encloses bathrooms at its centre. It also consist of a staircase to a new mezzanine floor.
“With a really small budget, it was important to develop a compact component bringing together all the new functions,” explained the architects. “This ‘furniture’ is basic in the compartmentalisation of the social region.”
A dining-cum-living spot is positioned in the direction of the front of the room. Right here, an L-shaped grey sofa faces a wood-burning hearth.
A lengthy wooden table offers enough room to seat eight diners, illuminated by a sculptural pendant light.
The upper degree, which once functioned as an area for drying grain, overlooks the living space. It provides residents a quiet retreat that doubles as a workspace.
Walls and ceilings during the whole home are painted white, offering a stark contrast to the black volume. Floors are wooden all through, but the master bedroom features parquet.
Other agricultural buildings that have been converted for residential use incorporate an Alpine cattle shed that is now a vacation cabin and a former barn in England featuring a staircase hidden behind a cupboard door.
Photography is by João Morgado.
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