House G by Maxwan Architects + Urbanists
Rotterdam-based practice Maxwan Architects + Urbanists have renovated an old barn located on a 2ha site bordering the river Linge in Geldermalsen, Netherlands. The interior of the old barn is transformed into a family space with a large kitchen and living room where the family can relax, spend some time with friends and organize wine tasting sessions.
From the architects, “At our first visit we found the house difficult to inhabit. Most strikingly, virtually no relation existed to the beautiful landscape surrounding the house. All façade openings were too small, in the wrong place, or both. We proposed to invert the layout of the house, moving the offices and storage space to occupy the recent extension and the private spaces to the old barn. A large slit was cut into the barn roof to bring in light. The final touch was a large piece of furniture that would serve as kitchen, storage, stairs and library all at once.”
Photography: Filip Dujardin