Deserted and left in ruins, the Chemin Barn Restoration repurposes the remains of an old farm building into a modern dwelling. The existing timber framework was left intact and salvaged for the new residence. A zinc facade covers the original structure, preserving the architectural integrity of the previous shelter. The reclaimed posts and beams were left exposed on the interior while raw concrete and exposed cement blocks accentuate the rustic palette. Although openings were intentionally kept to a minimum, there's just enough glazing to showcase views of the surrounding French countryside and the river below.
Photos: David Boureau / Ziegler Antonin Architects