Het contrast tussen het traditionele, kleinschalige voorhuis en een niet alledaagse invulling van het grootschalige achterhuis, vormt een nieuwe dynamiek in deze naoorlogse langsgevelboerderij.
In plaats van conservering of restauratie van de boerderij, is ingezet op de versterking van de impliciete kwaliteiten van de verschillende ruimtes.

In plaats van een traditionele afbakening van kamers met vloeren en wanden, is in het achterhuis één vrijstaand interieurelement geplaatst. Het driedimensionale element vormt verschillende ruimtes en verbindt deze met elkaar. Door het meubel los te houden van de buitenschil, wordt de ruimtelijke kwaliteit van de voormalige deel benadrukt. Een weloverwogen keuze van de richting, positie en dimensie van het interieurelement, zorgt ervoor dat ruimte en contra-ruimte gelijkwaardig, doch verschillend van karakter zijn.

 
 
view on the former 'deel' (stable) of the farm

view on the former 'deel' (stable) of the farm

the three dimensional element creates various spaces and connects them

the three dimensional element creates various spaces and connects them

visual connections between the various spaces

visual connections between the various spaces

the original concrete construction is still visible and used as structure for the new element. The greasy columns are preserved to show where the cattle left their mark.

the original concrete construction is still visible and used as structure for the new element. The greasy columns are preserved to show where the cattle left their mark.

the floor of the kitchen is slightly elevated, offering a good view on the surroundings through the former stable windows

the floor of the kitchen is slightly elevated, offering a good view on the surroundings through the former stable windows

the element is clad with birch fineer, the bathroom inside is kept completely white (except for the bathtub ofcourse)

the element is clad with birch fineer, the bathroom inside is kept completely white (except for the bathtub ofcourse)

combination of original and new steel windows

combination of original and new steel windows

a large upward sliding window gives acces to the balcony and allows for light to enter the former stable

a large upward sliding window gives acces to the balcony and allows for light to enter the former stable

the front of the house is more or less preserved where in the 'deel' a three dimensional volume is inserted, creating a dynamic living area

the front of the house is more or less preserved where in the 'deel' a three dimensional volume is inserted, creating a dynamic living area

the synergie between the existing structure and the new interventions

the synergie between the existing structure and the new interventions

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client
Harold & Caroline

address
Korte Brinkweg, Soest, The Netherlands

completed
2007 (phase I) 2011 (phase II)

contractor
Aannemersbedrijf Piebe Leeuwen, Soest

collaborations
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advisors
ATKO advies en engineering

publications
coming soon

role P·A
architect, interior architect & project management

project photos
René de Wit