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This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass

Constructed out of glass and steel, this building in the Netherlands has been disguised to look like an old-fashioned barn.

Called the Glass Farm, the structure was designed by Dutch architects MVRDV. It was meant to fit into a space where a similar structure would have stood before World War II cleared the small square in the town of Schijndel.

The entire structure, from the walls right up to the ceiling, has been built out of glass. The designers compiled photographs and textures from historic archives to create a 3D representation, which was then printed directly onto the glass façade.

However the window and door designs printed onto the glass building, while interesting to look at, do not line up with the real doors or windows. Instead, some opaque areas surrounding the venue let passers-by take a glimpse inside. At night, the entire building is illuminated from within to create a glowing spotlight for the surrounding area.

As Roald Dahl said: “the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places” and no one would suspect what lies in the Glass Farm on first glance.

Via De Zeen

This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass
This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass
This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass
This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass
This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass
This traditional looking barn is actually made out of glass

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Tomas Zagoda is a filmmaker, writer, coffee addict and tall person who does not play basketball. You can follow him @TomasZagoda.

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