Dynamic And Eclectic Modern Barn in South Africa

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Here’a a fine example of sustainable design! The Lotheringen House project illustrates how a barn can be reinterpreted in our contemporary times, keeping a simplistic, yet dynamic structure. Built on a farm estate, the house designed by Emilio Eftychis, reminds us of where the raw materials were kept once. Despite its barn-like shape, the house has also typical South African details, reflecting the vernacular architecture. Verandas embellish the ground floor, showcasing a series of interesting openings. “The design of this space heightens the senses: it breathes, and is animated by light and air. the threshold between the interior and exterior is constantly blurred.” 

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Despite the massive asymmetrical look, the Lotheringen House has plenty of “cut outs”, inviting you to enjoy the benefits of the gorgeous site, while reading a book on the terrace. The wooden deck extends inside the house, creating a smooth transition between the two environments. The interior has also elements of raw design, mixing concrete with metal and wood. The house is surrounded by a green courtyard, enhancing the feeling of countryside freedom. Is there something in particular you like about this project?

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