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24 November 2017

Green Barn House


Green Barn House by Mark Robins, Senior Editor at Metal Architecture. The Modern Green Barn House is built from a concrete block. It’s a commercial form of a root cellar where a potato harvest was stored until the potatoes were purchased and distributed. Typically constructed at grade level, the potato barn was bermed up on both sides so that the ground would naturally keep the interior cool and protect the interior from freezing in the winter. The walls required pilaster, vertical columns of concrete to reinforce the walls and resist the lateral forces created by the soil against the outside of the building. Potato barn roofs are moderate pitched to allow both air movement and storage inside. Read more here, view photos and get details here in the original story…

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