Just a few Kilometres from the town of Asti, we followed the external renovation in this stunning location which is also an agricultural company. The new terrace, created above the winery, represents an ideal area for events in the summer season. The pool has been enriched with the construction of the bar, placed in the natural environment using traditional materials. The old winery has been restored and will be used for wine tasting.
Vaglierano (AT) Stunning location
In the Municipality of Monale (AT), we did this renovation following the design created by Architects Serena Grattapaglia and Beatrice Campia.
The barn on a farmstead in Piedmont was transformed into a home. The decision was made not to build any intermediate flooring in order to take full advantage of the available volume, leaving the wood roof exposed. In the central part, an open loft was created that can be reached using the stairs in the living room.
Architect Serena Grattapaglia also handled interior decorating with particular attention to the daytime area where the coexistence of rustic and modern style is highlighted.
This operation consisted in the transformation of a warehouse structure into a home.
The end result is a building that combines traditional characteristics of Piedmont buildings with modern residential construction where the mixture of past and present becomes the characterizing element and the added value of the property.
As often happens, the renovation of this building as a bed and breakfast was followed in every aspect, from design until completion of the works.
The home had undergone significant changes in an era when it was widely believed that the farming past was something of which to be ashamed and that even rural buildings should be modernized, thereby wiping out their heritage.
The operation was therefore aimed at restoring those architectural characteristics typical of Piedmont to the building, enhancing what was left and inserting characteristic rural architectural elements.
In the Municipality of Montafia (AT), we handled the complete renovation of a building that was once used as a rural home. The operation was completed with great attention to recovering and enhancing the elements that characterize the history of the building.
From the first site visit, we realized that certain structural parts, such as some vaulted floors, could not be recovered because they were seriously damaged.
The reconstruction of these elements followed the original construction type so that the rural heritage of the building would not be disrupted.
For those who do this job, hospitality structures represent the best way to recover traditional buildings that become a testament to rural construction where during their stay, guests are able to perceive what the building’s original purpose was through the architectural elements. They are often fascinated by a country setting that still distinguishes the area where we operate even today.
The characterizing elements of this renovation are the recovery of a room once used as a stall, turned into a living room with beautiful exposed vaulting, the bedroom with the typical furnishing of a rural home and the hayloft, closed with sunshade masonry reminiscent of the typical design of farmsteads in Piedmont.
This renovation represented a sort of challenge for the studio, namely meeting the needs of the client to create four different dwelling units, but still maintaining the typical characteristics of a Piedmont style building.
The internal arrangement did not disrupt the external look of the façade, which was enhanced with traditional architectural elements.
Part of the lofts had to be demolished in order to comply with the current prevailing standards on internal room heights. In this portion of the building, the choice was made to leave the covering exposed in order to maximize the aesthetic effect of the wood roof.