Dutch design studio Kwint Architecten has recently completed a barn in the countryside, a residence integrated into an existing vernacular structure south of the city of Eelde, the Netherlands. An old barn was changed into a cool residence with a layer of horizontal wooden blinds, allowing air to ventilate into a transitory covered space before entering the interior. Concealed and integrated into the cladding, large barn-style doors may remain closed for privacy or swung open for additional daylight. The inside is minimalist combined with traditional; there are two levels. The living room is more traditional in furniture and design, while the kitchen and bathroom is minimalist. This is a cool sample of an unusual architectural solution, that is also functional and brings much fresh air and light in.