Secret Sky is the name that the design studio * Alibi Studio has given to this creative renovation of an existing barn in a state of abandonment and decay. A structural cut divides the building into two parts and allows the Sky to enter the building.
The intervention makes it possible to maintain the shape and iconicity of the barn. At the same time, through a subtractive trick, a passage is created—a loss of volume in favour of a new outdoor space.
Visitors or onlookers can thus admire the light penetrating the building in a completely unconventional way and can literally pass through it without ever entering inside.
Secret Sky is the latest addition to an ongoing series of barn projects in rural Michigan commissioned by a regional non-profit organization, Great Port Austin Art and Placemaking.
This Secret Sky project intended to recover the historical and traditional barn construction. An architectural typology that is very often found in rural Michigan and which, in recent years, risks being abandoned to itself were it not for initiatives of this type promoted by a regional non-profit organization, Great Port Austin Art and Placemaking.
To learn more about the project and the initiative, visit architizer.