Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toes of the 50 acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent Saxum Winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Designed as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field drill stem pipe structure’s primary objectives are to provide an armature for a photovoltaic roof system that offsets more than 100% of power demands on the winery and to provide covered open-air storage for farming vehicles and their implements, workshop and maintenance space, and storage for livestock supplies.
Photography by Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard Architecture studio La Firme, have completed the restoration of a 100 year old barn in Quebec, Canada. The project saved a 100-year-old building from being destroyed, and in turn, the original structure was entirely salvaged. Each piece of the hemlock structure was numbered and ultimately reinstalled, with the framework guiding […]
We designed this workshop and storage facility for a landscaping contractor whose property lay within a watershed conservancy area. Conservation regulations limited allowable building coverage on the land and our client sought to reduce the sprawl of soil stockpiles and material pallets strewn around the surface of the site.
The sheepfold in Bargerveen is the biggest sheepfold in the Netherlands. Along with the province Drenthe and Staatsbosbeheer as the clients, an extraordinary ensemble is created where the circular/biobased character is exemplary for the current and regional architecture. Bargerveen is a protected landscape situated between Emmen and the German border. This is a high peat reserve where the aim is to preserve and restore the existing peat. To achieve this, the water management needs to be in order. The Bargerveen is permanently managed by a shepherd with a herd of nearly 1000 sheep and 80 cattle. King Willem-Alexander (NL) has officially opened the sheepfold in September 2018.
To demolish or not? That was the key question the architects had at the start of this project. The clients could not agree on the preservation of the old barn next to their house. She wanted to preserve it, he wanted to start from scratch with a new construction. Objekt Architecten combined best of both worlds and came up with an unusual, surprising design. The characteristics and qualities of the old barn were defined and combined as an added value to the new volume. The roof and inner walls of the old barn were demolished and made room for a new concrete construction. Concrete offers the right esthetical result in combination with the old brick walls by which both materials reinforce each other. Facing the budget and therefor searching for a logical way of building, the architects chose to use the structural work as a finish.
The presented project involves the refurbishing of an ancient Princes of Mérode Castle’s outbuilding into a sports center. This process involves the renovation of an accommodation wing and the complete reconfiguration of an old barn volume into a dining hall, administration offices and a multi-functional sports space.
House of Chickens is a small building that is designed and implemented as a part of Palanga Art and Architecture Farm located in the east of Turkey. The farm is a design project run by an internationally renowned artist, Kutlug Ataman to revitalize a neglected district in the east of Turkey, which was initially founded in 1888 and abandoned in the 50s due to the modernization of the country that triggers immigrating from rural to urban.