ABF Barn. New Roads, LA

3,400 SF Arabian horse breeding facility

ABF Barn is an Arabian horse barn and veterinarian laboratory.  There are three unique and contradictory clients: a rider, a landowner, and a landscape architect.  The physical site is a rural Southern Louisiana landscape.  The function requires simultaneously both rough and finite finishes (stall and laboratory respectively) and must allow for two varied scales of occupants (horse and human).  Lastly, but most importantly, there exists the loaded architectural precedent:  BARN.  The inefficiencies occur where these disparate functions, materials, and scales meet.