'Barn Rijswijk' Can House Both Livestock and People

 - Dec 21, 2016
References: workshop.archi & dezeen
Despite what its name might suggest, 'Barn Rijswijk' isn't designed as shelter for just livestock. The building, which is located outside of the rural town of Rottenburg, Holland, is designed such that it can safely and comfortably house both its human residents and their farm animals.

The residents of Barn Rijswijk are sheep farmers, but they only have access to limited land on their Rottenburg farm. As such, the needed to conserve space when building living quarters for themselves and their animals. Workshop Architecten, an Amsterdam architecture firm, came up with the solution by designing the house with three areas: the barn on one side, the human residence on the transverse end, and an intermediate buffer space in the center.