Christine Albertsson, partner at Albertsson Hansen Architecture, faced a challenge: to create a storage solution for a client’s tractor and its many attachments. The client asked for one big building, but the design team recognized that dividing the buildings would be a better way to organize equipment that sees seasonal use. The outcome is three hardworking barns that are designed beautifully. Let’s take a look:

To equip the barns for Minnesota winters, Albertsson armed the standing seam steel roofs with snow guards.

Granite pavers were laid on the ground to prevent weeds from growing up against the building.

Each foundation is local Minnesota limestone and the chimney stacks are clad and galvanized steel.

Polished concrete and cedar make up the interior.

A work bench and sink in the garage.