deamicisarchitetti’s hotel ‘locanda la raia’ is a renovated abandoned tavern in gavi, italy, typical for the local traditions. the building is surrounded by green fields and its lush garden, consisting only of aromatic herbs, has a shape of a huge leaf.

outside view
all images © alberto strada



after researching the site’s landscape together with colocodeamicisarchitetti designed new openings of different shapes and dimensions which now allow the best views of the impressive nature of northern italy. the inner hall with a skylight is organized following the same typology matrix and is the center of locanda la raia around which other spaces revolve. 




locanda la raia has a natural green and gray color, which helps it blend together with the landscape. it contains ten rooms and two apartments, each of which is designed in different size, color, and atmosphere. the common areas include two communicating lunch areas, a shop with farm products, a gym, a spa, and a pool.

garden view

swimming pool

swimming pool from inside

living room

dining room

inner hall






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