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Modern Farmhouse Design, Done Right

A Norwegian farmhouse manages to be utterly modern and totally familiar at the same time.

Jarmund/Vigsnaes farmhouse

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Jarmund/Vigsnaes is known for bold, brightly colored works, but they also know the farmhouse vernacular in Norway. So when they were asked to build a farmhouse that would be a shade under 1,800 square feet, they echoed the tradition, rather than fighting it. The building is clad in old, weathered wooden siding that evokes country barns; inside, the architects gave a modern twist to the traditional exposed wooden walls. But the house itself looks strikingly modern inside, thanks to windows that wrap around the house’s facade and an open plan that create airy, loft-like spaces and panoramic views.

Jarmund/Vigsnaes farmhouse

Jarmund/Vigsnaes farmhouse

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Jarmund/Vigsnaes farmhouse

[Via Designboom, which has more images]

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Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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