The Polish Farmhouse

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    BXB studio Boguslaw Barnas
  • Lead Designer
    Boguslaw Barnas
  • Const. Company
    Ostafin Budownictwo
  • Location
    Bulowice, Poland
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We design buildings that are modern but at the same time draw on tradition. The Farmhouse is a transformation of a typical rural homestead into a modern residential manor. In the place of five existing farm buildings due for demolition, we proposed five contemporary Farmhouses. The newly designed forms have a unique shape which results from the reference to the existing farm layout, terrain, view axes, functional needs, division into residential zones and the location of trees. While designing we kept the place and the time context in mind. The selection of materials, creation of the inner courtyard and the spaces integrated with the surrounding landscape are the signature features of the redesigned farmstead buildings. The main solid of the house - The Fifth Barn refers to the torn down, evidently dominant rural barn. The drive area - The First Barn - is the next dominant solid. From the side of the road it is expected to resemble a rural wooden farmstead buildings. The three central barns are compact single storey buildings with slate-covered roofs. The contemporary ornamentation of the entrance area, corresponds to the historical ornaments of the entrance area in The Old House.