County Line Barn

Scope: A new multi-purpose residential shed
2012 Merit Award - AIA Cincinnati Design Awards
2010 Honor Award - Cincinnati CORAwards

The original goal of the project was simply to build shelter for firewood, but the design developed into a freestanding structure responsible for absorbing all the clutter that tends to accumulate around homeowners’ hobbies. The program expanded to include: providing shelter for a tractor, creating space for a wood shop, serving as a gardening shed, accommodating a storage loft, and providing a screened porch for relaxing.

The design references the tobacco barn typology typical to the surrounding area. Vernacular materials and construction methods were employed throughout. The initial modular proportion for the structure was derived from the dimensions of a cord of firewood.