Old French barn is converted into modern apartments for the elderly
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Like all great adaptive reuse projects, “South” combines aspects of the building’s original character with a new, updated style. The architects retained the agricultural building’s distinctive gabled form, but gutted the interior and revamped the exterior with three shingled sides and a fourth facade clad in shiny corrugated aluminum. "We wanted to 'hide' the project within this very banal look," said GENS’ architect Guillaume Eckly to Dezeen, explaining why the firm chose to clad the building...