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The Stealth Barn Minimizes Its Material Palette for a Modern Look

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: ct-architects & blog.2modern
Plywood has seldom ever been a choice material for anyone interested in the higher aesthetics of design, so what a surprise it is to see the Stealth Barn, fit out completely with cheap wood chip walls and asserting itself as a notable piece of architecture.

There is really no shortage of OSB wrapping in this English country abode, as the sand-colored textured panels cover the floors, the sloping ceilings, the walls and even many of the built-in and movable furnishings. One may particularly enjoy the way that it forms a ledge around the bathtub.

The material uniformity in the interior is quite successful at tying each of the spaces of the little dwelling together. On the exterior, Carl Turner Architects' Stealth Barn is enveloped minimally in lovely dark wood panelling for a rustic but contemporary look that complements the adjacent brick grange. Stats for Plywood-Clad Cottages Trending: Older & Buzzing
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