The history of architecture has already given us such a variety of instruments that sometimes the only thing an architect should do is utilize a traditional form without trying to interpret it. Such is the case in this studio house, called Mod Barn.
The oldest architectural form serves here as the main concept: it is an arch with a semicircular ending. This form is extruded to the length, so that we get a single space, covered with a semicircular (in section) vault. Such archaic architectural forms don’t lose their attraction, moreover if they are kept simple, they seem to be even more magnificent.
In our case the walls and the vault are made of concrete, with the readable texture of wooden boards, which freshens up the structure. The gable (so to say) elevation of the barn is made totally of glass, so that the interior space has got enough daylight, although there are also windows on the long elevations.
The monumental atmosphere of the interior space is not interrupted here by the division of different rooms: the interior space remains united under the mighty (I’m not afraid of this word) vault.
The loft is installed at the back wall in front of the entrance with the concrete stairs leading to it. The stairs and the loft underline the artistic flair of this space, which could be symbolically called “the temple of creation”.