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Barn Conversion.

location: Water Mill, NY.

client: private.

area: 6,000sf.

budget: $ 3 M US.

status: unbuilt.

This potato barn in Long Island is over 100 feet long, a characteristic of these kind of barns is that half was sunk below ground to preserve the potatoes;  these types of structures also have no windows and entrances only at both ends. To transform it into a house we needed to bring light and open doors and windows into the facade that faces the main part of the land. After analyzing the vernacular typologies and history of barns in this part of America, we realized that the solution was to incorporate dormers, and this in turn would extend beyond the facade with angles creating the interior spaces, penetrating the barn and creating triangles. This new language was also the generator of new spaces added to the program.