Barn Again: Restored and New Barns for the 21st Century

December 2, 2013 - Comment

Over 240 color photos and informative text explore the possibilities for transforming the barn from a storage space for large equipment and hay to living and working space featuring unique sight lines and vaulting open spaces. Barns converted into residences, offices, retail establishments, nonprofit centers, and much more are all displayed and discussed.  Be Sociable,

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Over 240 color photos and informative text explore the possibilities for transforming the barn from a storage space for large equipment and hay to living and working space featuring unique sight lines and vaulting open spaces. Barns converted into residences, offices, retail establishments, nonprofit centers, and much more are all displayed and discussed.

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S. L. Smith "SansSerif" says:

Beautiful content but no houseplans Schiffer has published some gorgeous building and architecture books, and this one is no exception. Yet I am a bit disappointed by “Barn Again” for 3 reasons:1) While there are plenty of lush interior and exterior color photographs, there are no plans for the featured homes. And that is such a shame, because plans would have added so much to this publication, and I would not hesitate to have given it 5 stars. Readers who are interested in conversions really appreciate this extra detail.2) Typical of many Schiffer books, there is no summary text for each project, just brief descriptions below each photo. (Granted, there is a short general introduction for the book as a whole, but no summary for each barn conversion.) This approach can be helpful up to a certain extent, but it makes this book look like more of a photo-montage than a careful and cohesive presentation of distinct projects.3) There is just something about the photography in this and…

Anonymous says:

I guess I was hoping for a bit more in the way of design themes and suggestions. I like the book and will keep it. We plan to renovate a two-story carriage house attached to a home we recently purchased. I feel I need some concrete architectural advice and direction. Perhaps it is not possible to provide this in a broader publication like this.

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