alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy

ALVISI KIRIMOTO + PARTNERS preserves rural architecture

 

Sitting amongst vineyards atop a northern Italian hillside, Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners’ restores and extends a countryside farmhouse, called Villa K. The design adds a contemporary edge to the otherwise traditional rural architecture, which has been preserved using organic materials. The picturesque natural surroundings served as inspiration for the studio, who intended the ‘bursting energy of the landscape’ be felt from every corner of the house.

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
the extension’s entranceway is a partially glazed cedar slat doubles-pitched frame structure

all images courtesy of Marco Cappelletti

 

 

ALVISI KIRIMOTO’S ENVIRONMENT RESPONSIVE DESIGN PRINCIPLES 

 

Founded in 2002, Alivisi Kirimoto + Partners is an international architectural and urban planning firm. The practice’s work is notable for its sensitivity to building materials, nature, and social issues, with designs always considering the impact upon its environment. The extension of Villa K first reveals itself with a new entranceway made from a double-pitched cedar slat frame. partially glazed, the addition protrudes from the living area to create a permeable space between the existing structures and the outside.

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
entranceway protrudes from the living area creating a permeable space between the existing structures and the outdoors

 

 

BALANCING CONTEMPORARY SPLENDOR WITH COUNTRYSIDE AMBIENCE 

 

The use of natural material extends to the interior of Villa K, further enhancing the connection with the land. The three-story pavilion incorporates original elements, such as the ceiling’s brick vaults and large arches, as well as contemporary iron, glass, and custom-made furnishings. A new wine cellar, housing 3000 bottles, can be accessed from the outside, where an infinity pool and barbeque area overlook the valley. Villa K embraces modern luxury while still retaining a sense of rural charm.

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
organic cedar frame blends with surroundings

 

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existing living spaces connect with new threshold

 

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
original elements such as the brick arches remain

 

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original elements such as the ceiling’s brick vaults and large arches, blend with contemporary iron, glass, and custom-made furnishing

 

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
villa k embraces modern luxury while still retaining a sense of rural charm

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
new wine cellar housing 3000 bottles

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
infinity pool and barbeque area overlook the valley below

alvisi kirimoto contemporarily extends rural farmhouse restoration in italy
the three-storey villa

 

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new entranceway leads directly to pool area

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