VPS, renovation of a nineteenth-century country house near Siena

In the center of the Sienese countryside, a nineteenth-century country house will get a new lease on life by opening as much as pure mild. We are in Castelmuzio, a small village of Etruscan origin the place the calls for of a shopper captivated with artwork and design discovered concrete kind within the venture designed by the Cagliari-based studio VPS – Vallifuoco Pani & Steingut Architetti. Considering the restrictions on quantity and the façades, the method to the outside was a conservative one, albeit with refined and calibrated gestures of novelty, just like the introduction of Cor-Ten. It is on the within, nonetheless, that the house reveals its new up to date soul: a skilful opening of the volumes, darkish and introverted as is typical of Tuscan country homes, permits for pure mild to generously present itself and for the areas to be up to date primarily based on the brand new methods of residing.

The result’s a venture succesful of telling two solely seemingly totally different tales, which are literally intimately linked as a result of one is the continuation of the opposite. The house’s look alludes to its reminiscence, its coronary heart expresses the current. Laid out throughout two ranges plus a mezzanine, the house shows a dynamic articulation that performs on double volumes, on the opening of new vistas and on the fluidity of the interior areas.

The walkway that bridges a double-height house leads on one finish to the main bedroom’s examine and on the opposite to the 2 extra bedrooms. (ph. Stefano Ferrando / Studio Vetroblu)

On the bottom flooring, for instance, the brand new entrance introduces a sequence of openings whose axis runs the size of the house, connecting the assorted inside environments and the outside ones, each bodily and visually. While on the primary flooring a walkway, just like a bridge in a double-height house, results in the sleeping space. “The design is the outcome of a seek for spatial-perceptive sequences, even partial and interwoven collectively, succesful of structuring the updating of the interior environments which can be utilized in new methods”, says Giuseppe Vallifuoco. “Thus a up to date architectural system, recognisable and partially autonomous, is included into the historic development. With which it tries to open a dialogue”.

The eating room with its extra-hard pietra serena flooring, additionally utilized in the lounge and the kitchen. (ph. Stefano Ferrando / Studio Vetroblu)

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