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BarnHouse Addition

photo: Jim Gempeler, GMK architecture inc.

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June 29, 2013
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Brian, thanks for the compliment! Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the interior of the silo, mostly for the reason that the only thing in the silo is 2 sets of stairs. This is required for WI code for habitable space for 3rd floor, and above. So just envision a double helix DNA stand of stairs and you have it. The most disappointing thing about the observation space on top, once you make the effort to go all the way up there, is no panoramic view. Only small skylights in each of the roof facets, so the panoramic view that should be available,...isn't. I should also mention that this silo was all new construction. When I designed the exercise/spa building addition, I was pushing for raising the silo roof a couple feet, to put in 360 degree ribbon of glass, but that didn't happen. Sorry I don't have any photos. Good luck with your project! My hat is tipped to anyone attempting to save barn structures! Jim
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I've heard of reusing barns for residences, but how does one reuse a concrete silo? From the looks of it, the cylinder connects the two pieces on either side, so stairs would be a good guess. The "hat" on top indicates a secluded loft or getaway as well.

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Silo style circular center of home or possible foyer???
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Reuse of a concrete silo.
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