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An old barn transformed space with opening area on the upper and dense symmetric area on the ground level

Project Specs


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A barn from the 1960s turned into a workplace for the artist, an experimental and narrative environment where the light and surrounding hills shape the architecture.The needs of the client have been translated into design gestures, in line with the essence of the building, which is not of particularly architectural quality, but interesting for the spaces that it can hold inside.

▼旧谷仓改造的建筑外观,exterior view of the project transformed from an old barn


Planimetric distribution places on the ground floor all the main rooms and rest rooms, in order to completely free up the first floor and dedicate it to a large open space overlooking the landscape, taking advantage of existing heights to get a bright and ventilated space.

▼内部入口区域,interior entrance space

▼旧砖墙、混凝土立柱与黑色金属形成室内有趣的空间,old bricks, concrete pillars and black metal form an interesting space


Another fundamental element of the project is symmetry. The structural shape of the ground floor is given by a reinforced concrete structure with two rows of pillars marking the plan. In fact, the project started from the pillars to rearrange the rooms, and following the needs of the client. The plan has been thus divided into three parts: two wider spaces characterized by a laboratory and a study, and a third dedicated to services that becomes a filter zone between the two main spaces.

▼空间入口区域的大空间和中部的服务区域-钢筋混凝土结构与两排柱子形成内部对称的空间,the main space at the entrance area and service area in the middle-a reinforced concrete structure with two rows of pillars create a symmetric space

▼作为两者过渡区域的服务空间,a third dedicated to services that becomes a filter zone between the two main spaces

▼过渡空间-厨房,filter zone-kitchen

▼柱网划分出的后部大空间,main space at the back making by the pillars


▼通向二层空间的金属楼梯,metal stairs to the first floor

A third fundamental aspect of the project is the relationship with the landscape, which is pursued through a greater visual connection. In fact, this aspect is translated into the transformation of the facades, with the creation of large openings to increase the internal- external relationship in the first floor space.

▼明亮通透的二层空间,the upper floor is a bright and ventilated space

▼大面积的窗户塑造了一个俯瞰外部美景的宽阔开敞空间,large window creates a large open space overlooking the landscape

▼空间细节,space detail

▼立面窗户强化了室内外联系,facade openings strength the internal-external relationship

▼温暖灯光映衬下的旧砖墙建筑,old brick structure with warm light

Site: Collina di Palesio (Bologna, IT)
Client: Francesca Pasquali
Tipology: Renovation
Dimension: 250 square meters
Consultants: EN7 srl    Eng. Massimiliano Marchesini
Status: 2017 – finished
Photo: Fabio Mantovani

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