Recovering this broken by an earthquake old barn in the Italian countryside and turning it into a home by the architects from Archiplan Studio redefined the architectural volume and the performance of space. Sunny, pure and open the new dwelling has a very characteristic presence entwining the old-time romance of the wooden construct with contemporary layout and read through on functionality.
The back facade of the renewed barn-house is fully open (reminding us a bit to a childhood dollhouse) and the double height windows invite not only an abundance of all-natural light in but also breathtaking views of the endless countryside scenery. The wooden lattice construct that can near the rear side facade secures not only the privacy of the inhabitants but also adds to the modern charm of the constructing.
The interior style of the residence is welcoming, sunny and modern. The designers combined the whiteness of the premises shell with light wood cladding and simple but relaxed furnishings options, also determined in light hues and tonalities. Contemporary lighting scheme illuminates all the spaces of this remarkable residence, and the simplicity of style is not only underlined but also mesmerized by the open spaces full of light.
There is one thing quite natural and intriguing about this home task – and it comes not only from the mixture of unusual architecture, the redefining of use and lightens of expression – it is also connected with the surrounding harsh landscape and the complete openness of the inner premises towards it. Photography by Davide Gallig