These three graceful storage barns house the hardworking equipment necessary to maintain a large rural property — while complying with zoning ordinances that restrict the total area of utility structures to 2,000 square feet. The barns are linked visually through common architectural forms and clustered in a courtyard arrangement to evoke rural American farm complexes. A gable-roofed barn houses tractors and trucks and a finished storage attic; a smaller barn holds tractor attachments, mowers, snowmobiles, and other equipment; and a third functions as a car garage and workshop. From a distance, the barns form a small sculptural group, perfectly placed in a meadow.
Albertsson Hansen measured each piece of equipment to ensure that the barns were completely functional within the restricted area permitted. Composting toilet avoids necessity of additional drain field. Maintenance-free and recyclable metal roofing.