Old barn which used to store farming equipment converted into a home with a design office and a master bedroom

Architects: Kichi Architectural Design
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Year: 2013
Photo courtesy: Ippei Shinzawa
Description:

“This residence, consisting of a design office and a master bedroom, is the result of renovating a barn which used to store farming equipment, a barn located in the rural area about an hour’s drive from Tokyo.

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The barn with the height of 4 m. was transformed into a loft which had two levels the first for the meeting room and the second for the office.

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The lattice windows welcome the trees of the forest into the building, ushering in tranquility. The old doors of the barn have been given a new life to provide an accent for the space.”

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