Barnyard conversion

Leusden – 2012

The historic country estate De Boom (the Tree) covers over 1,100 hectares (2,719 acres) and comprises mostly of small-scale country side with scattered farms. The farm De Grift on the westernmost edge of the estate has been converted from agricultural to residential use. Buildings with heritage status have been retained and repurposed; other farm buildings have been torn down an were replaced by new structures. In the context of this barnyard conversion the estates steward commissioned P15 to elaborate the planes with regards to landscape context, spatial integration of the new buildings and the spatial and visual quality of the new ensemble.