When a Factory Becomes a Home

Adaptive Reuse for Living

by Chris van Uffelen

© Braun Publishing AG, Salenstein, Switzerland, 2019

In the Regional Natural Park of Boucles de la Seine, a ruined barn has been converted into a place of residence. Abandoned at the edge of the river, it used to hold the fodder for the work horses. Its thin weatherboarding had worn away over time and only the timber framework remained. In this very simple, rural context, the project intends to be just as rustic,