King City Barn House
The Modern Barn is a unique take on adaptive re-use in Canada’s rural residential landscape. Inspired by the surrounding countryside, the project's design brings new life and modern comfort to the site of a former barn. This contextual project uses a traditional built form paired with finishes of a modern aesthetic. Sleek wood cladding, expansive thermally insulated windows, and white washed interiors are a few examples of how Audax uses the Human Architecture approach to design this custom home.
The post and beam construction of the Modern Barn sits on the foundation of the previous existing barn situated beautifully on top a hill overlooking the rural landscape. Motifs from the original structure inform the new design, a subtle and poetic approach to pay homage to the site's rich history. The original wooden barn board material is used to create the board formed concrete foundation walls, while the shading fins on the south facade are reminiscent of the glimpses of light that would shine through the original barn board exterior.
King City, Canada