Los Angeles, CA


Somis Hay Barn

How many architects are rethinking the haybarn? SPF:a sought a creative and poetic way of storing hay and providing shelter for an equestrian program.

The concept is based on the ever-changing color and positioning of the hay as cladding on the barn. When hay is stacked along the outer storage shelves in the winter, it is green; as the season unfolds, the hay turns yellow, and the caretaker removes it from the shelves as it is used for feed. Both factors keep the facade forever in a state of evolution. The building is a metaphor for life, death and birth, common seasonal themes in an agrarian society.

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Status: Built
Location: Somis, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect