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Barn raising : The niche design trend of 'agritecture' turns old farm structures into modern living spaces. Gayle MacDonald talks to some of the architects behind the movement

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

From Suffolk, England, to tiny Mulmur, Ont., and even downtown Phoenix, homeowners who place a premium on privacy and a sense of permanence are making imaginative use of long-forgotten agricultural structures such as silos and barns and turning them into design showpieces.

Like modern-day settlers, they value the history behind the buildings that they often painstakingly disassemble, move and put back together again to create homes that are distinctive, functional and harken back to a time...