* Residential Architecture: Balancing Barn by MVRDV for Living Architecture
Posted by the editors on Saturday, 12 May 2012
Residential Architecture: Balancing Barn by MVRDV for Living Architecture: “..a cantilevered holiday home near the village of thorington in suffolk, england.. living architecture, an organization devoted to the experience of modern architecture, commissioned MVRDV..mole architects from cambridge were executive architects and studio makkink bey designed the interior..on a beautiful site by a small lake in the english countryside..the barn responds through its architecture and engineering to the site condition and natural setting. the traditional barn shape and reflective metal sheeting take their references from the local building vernacular. in this sense the balancing barn aims to live up to its educational goal in re-evaluating the countryside and making modern architecture accessible. additionally, it is both a restful and exciting holiday home. furnished to a high standard of comfort and elegance, set in a quintessentially english landscape, it engages its temporary inhabitants in an experience..” Magnificent..lovely site, dramatic, contemporary realisation, energy efficiency, and for vacation rental through Living Architecture..
See another post on a daringly cantilevered home: Residential Architecture: House at Tanglewood by Schwartz/Silver Architects.
image: edmund sumner; article: Designboom