dutch practice kwint architecten has recently completed 'a barn in the countryside', a residence integrated into an existing
vernacular structure south of the city of eelde, the netherlands. maintaining the traditional gabled roof form of the drenthe barn,
this dwelling maintains the aesthetic of the regional typology without preservation while adding contemporary spatial needs of
inhabitants living outside of the city limits. reinterpreting the barn as a home, the exterior is sheathed with a layer of horizontal wooden blinds,
allowing air to ventilate into a transitory covered space before entering the interior.