Structures that are still in workable condition can be converted into new spaces, saving money and resources.
Converted buildings make for interesting projects, as they often offer an enamored quality that adds to the feel of the space.
Oppenheim Architecture + Design offers up a sample of a resourceful transformation, a converted farmhouse in Switzerland which now also comprises a warm family home. The Kirchplatz Residence is a warm and family centered renovation.
The architectural team initially took on the endeavor as part of a reuse project by local officials to restore the historic building. The 16th century old structure received a complete restoration.
It is modern, though it also incorporates a rustic look that remains true to its roots. The delicate balance of presenting both old and new is a complex task to achieve.
Reclaimed wood is used on the outer portions and in some recovered pieces in the interior, like in the dining table and bar stools.
There are 3 levels in the home, and each features a clean layout and an abundance of natural light.
The top of the farmhouse serves as an office loft and communal space, and the redo flows into the residence area.
2 of the levels are above ground, and the other is partially buried underground. The bottom portion houses the children’s area and leads to outdoor access with a terrace. The ground level floor makes up the main living quarters, and the top floor consists of the master and guest bedroom with full amenities.
The clean lines and creative use of interior space adds to the organized, crisp look.
With sharp lines and a unique appearance, this farmhouse conversion is a smart reuse of existing and new.
All images are from Börje Müller, Oppenheim Architecture + Design.
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