Hinge Farmhouse / Objekt Architecten
Textual content description offered by the architects. Amid Pajot greenery, we let our creativity run wild on an outdated farmhouse. The constructing consisted of a home and a workshop with adjoining outbuildings round a courtyard.
In an effort to embrace the outbuildings in the home, we wanted a hyperlink within the type of a central circulation house connecting each buildings and all different areas. The answer got here within the type of a tower-shaped quantity that serves as a central stairwell and homes a house workplace on the prime from the place the residents can take pleasure in 360° views over the encircling fields, woods, and courtyard.
The house’s current entrance was faraway from the courtyard and relocated to the rear of the brand new hinge. This intervention turns the courtyard into a personal oasis that solely turns into seen after you enter the home. We additionally discover an workplace on the bottom ground along with the brand new residing areas. The workplace is positioned on the road aspect in order that the gorgeous views from the residing areas are preserved and the accessibility for outsiders is obvious, by way of the separate entrance to the workplace.
The brand new tower-shaped quantity additionally creates a division on the primary ground. One aspect of the tower is reserved for the mother and father, with a spacious bed room and toilet the place a patio on the roof offers house for an outside bathe. The opposite aspect is reserved for kids. Small sleeping items had been positioned in an open house the place the kids’s private cocoons are positioned. Throughout, there’s play and workspace, complemented by a separate lavatory.
This manner, the newly added quantity fulfills a hinge perform between all areas in the home. Visually, the added quantity is accentuated by the crimson brick. This contrasts with the whitewashed façades of the prevailing buildings. Even inside, the identical stacked crimson bricks recur as finishes, in order that the tower seems to chop by the prevailing constructions.
Within the façade of the prevailing buildings, additions, and corrections had been intentionally stored seen, as within the Japanese artwork model Kintsugi. This philosophy sees repairs as a part of an object’s historical past, reasonably than hiding it. The ‘scars’ within the constructing got the identical crimson brick that additionally covers the tower, giving the façade a novel look.
A number of patios could be discovered all through the home, from the place residents can benefit from the lovely views throughout, and with out sacrificing privateness. From the courtyard, due to certainly one of these patios and a few openings within the façade, there’s a connection to the remainder of the backyard on the rear of the home.
On the rear, the remaining, decrease secure partitions present the context for putting in a swimming pool with an outside kitchen. This southern spot doesn’t demand consideration from the inside courtyard however is related to the big, double-height patio on the residing house and kids’s rooms. Through the future redesign of the inside courtyard, a lot of it will likely be re-soiled to attract the encircling greenery proper as much as the façades.
The results of this conversion is a novel house in a rural setting, the place residents can take pleasure in lovely views and ample privateness. Though the character of the home has been retained, the additions present a up to date contact.