This barn, used as an event space for a designer and her firm, began with an existing old barn frame that was relocated and sheathed with very un barn-like materials: copper and fiberglass. Designed by the Kansas City firm El Dorado Inc., here is what they say about the project:
Ann Willoughby desired a structure to complement her existing 1880s farmhouse on her working farm outside of Kansas City, Missouri. She utilizes the structure as an event space in connection with Willoughby Design Group, her identity design firm. Aside from the industrial and agricultural functions that comprise the lower level of the barn, the program includes an open event space, an insulated and climate controlled utility/toilet area, and a sleeping loft. The barn frame, purchased by the client in the spring of 1998, was originally located in Highland, Kansas. Carefully sited in its new home, it is sheathed in corrugated copper and fiberglass panels. Photos via El Dorado Inc.