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Turning A Barn Into Recycled Wooden Home

Immersed into the wild landscape of bohemian Czech Republic there is an open plan dwelling made from local recycled materials.

Standing on a piece of land of a former barn, the shelter was named ‘Conceptual Object in Vernerice’ as it is an experimental piece of architecture near a town called Vernerice.

Long and lean, this beautiful wooden shelter sits right in the northern area of Czech Republic.

Designed by local studio Labor 13, the shelter is charming and full of historic references that left a distinct mark. Built with a great respect for its past, the architects left untouched as much as they could find on site and the few old stonewalls still standing give the space a unique character while projecting the house from strong winds.

In fact the new shelter is sandwiched in-between the remaining stonewalls, walls from the old original barn that was part of the landscape a few years ago.

Built with the help of local people, most of the new house was created using old wood from the farm. The rest of materials needed were locally sourced from the nearby area.

The house’s main concept is of an open house that blurs the boundaries between inside and outside, while being a comfortable place to stay.

The shelter’s interiors are modern, warm and light, and the whole of its south side opens up completely through several doors that make up a whole wall and opens up into the landscape.

Although winters are harsh in this part of the world, the house opens up getting plenty of natural light and a cool breeze making it the ideal place for retreating getting back in touch with nature.

The future plans for the rustic ‘Conceptual Object in Vernerice’ are bright. The architects’ idea is to make it more eco-friendly. They want the house to be off-grid and they are planning to install plenty of solar panels on the roof, gathering free energy from the sun and sending it straight back to the wooden shelter.

Photo Source: Labor 13 

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