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The Balancing Barn
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The Balancing  
Barn

Architecture that’s way over the line

Built by maverick architects MVRDV this barn is a fine example of contemporary architecture. The balancing of the barn has half its mass hanging over a hillside. This adds an element of drama to the building, a sense of impending doom perhaps? Or is it more a thrilling sensation of balance? A swing dangles from the floor like a little punch line beneath the mirrored underside of the barn. The kitchen is on solid ground and the bedrooms run along the corridor. The living area is located in the section that is in free space and has a glass floor. The Balancing Barn has received numerous awards for its architecture. Its interior design is top notch too. The exterior of the barn is covered in reflected tiles to bring the color of the changing seasons to the structure. From the living room you will find huge windows with amazing views of the English countryside. There is much in the way of quaint villages and nature reserves in the surrounding area to entertain you during your stay.

PRICE FROM £26 PER PERSON PER NIGHT
The Balancing Barn
The Balancing Barn in Thorington
The Balancing Barn contemporary architecture
The Balancing Barn exterior
The Balancing Barn side view
The Balancing Barn front entrance
The Balancing Barn interior with see-through floor
The Balancing Barn dining room
The Balancing Barn room
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Interview: Winy Maas of MVRDV on Balancing Barn from Dezeen on Vimeo.

Thorington, Suffolk IP19 9JG, UK
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