Sigurd Larsen has designed a dwelling that combines a familial living area and a barn under one roof.
Dortmannhof is a typical eighteenth-century Hallenhaus – a common construction style from Essen, Germany.
The current residents are a family of musicians, and to serve their needs an eleven-meter-high music studio and a guest house was added at the centre of the three parallel barn spaces.
The building's new spaces grow tall and narrow. Large north-facing windows allow for additional daylight to stream through the old perforated walls, which were originally created to ventilate the hay.
Architect: Sigurd Larsen Design & Architecture