The farm used to consist of several buildings clustered around a residential section. Most farms in the Roeselare
area consist of two volumes, situated either parallel or perpendicular to each other. The new home was embedded
parallel to the barn. Positioning the home in an L-shape opposite the barn will defi ne the residential section a
superior way and strengthen the character of the space. The residential section lies at the heart of the site and acts
like a turntable for all internal circulation.
Its simple volume and the use of contemporary materials (wood and zinc) transform the home into a modern
interpretation of a centuries-old archetype that now stands as a harmonious yet exciting single entity with the
traditional barn in red brick.
The living areas are oriented towards the most valuable part of the site in the west and towards the courtyard or
residential section. The bedrooms face north and east, providing panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Colourful indoor objects set the scene in the interior, where the basic colour is white, in combination with a grey
polished concrete fl oor and the warmth conveyed by the wooden windows.