A barn-like building in Slovenia by Arhitektura d.o.o. is a centre for rural activity and has spaces used for dispensing locally-produced honey, processing dried fruit and hosting family festivities.
It is on the outskirts of the village of Sentrupert and was designed by the company’s Ljubljana office for a Slovenian businessman and also houses facilities for storing crops and tools.
The barn’s minimal appearance is influenced by the pitched-roof wooden hayracks that are typical of the country’s rural areas.
“The dimensions, appearance, colour and logic of inner division of the building are based on the tradition of the hayrack,” the architects explained. “Even though the building is intended for agricultural activities of the homestead it is also an elegant ‘protocol’ and symbolic architectural creation.
“The dark facade looks similar to old wooden barns in the immediate surroundings and also allows a discreet inclusion of the photovoltaic roofing into the basic volume of the building.”.