Studio Piet Boon is a Dutch design studio founded by Piet Boon and Karin Meyn in 1983. The firm has a multidisciplinary team that designs interiors, architecture and products. Studio Piet Boon's design style is characterised by a perfect balance between functionality, aesthetics and individuality. Their work already appeared on our blog and in our magazine several times.
One of the projects that caught the eye of Imagicasa was Kantoor Brabant, a modern interpretation of a barn. The buildings are placed in a U-shape with a perfectly symmetrically designed courtyard garden that enjoys all the privacy. The aim of the project was to create office spaces with a homely atmosphere. In doing so, the architects chose to involve the surroundings and nature as much as possible. The building is located close to a golf course and has a beautiful view of the terrain. This is emphasised by a large window at the front of the barn.
Due to the neutral colour palette, the green surroundings are more noticeable.
Studio Piet Boon made use of two building types: one with a flat roof and one with a saddle roof. The three main rooms have a saddle roof and brick walls that are alternated by sections with wooden slats that let in natural light. These spaces are connected to each other by the second building type, a box-shaped space with bare bricks. The interior is characterised by soft shades of grey and the use of natural stone for the washbasins, the fireplace and the floor. The walls are plastered in a light colour to ensure the focus on the solid wooden structure of the saddle roofs. Due to the neutral colour palette, the green surroundings are also more noticeable; they become part of the interior. Studio Piet Boon blurs the boundaries between outside and inside with Kantoor Brabant. The spaces offer a comfortable working space with a homely atmosphere. Images courtesy of Studio Piet Boon
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