vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
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milan-based vudafieri-saverino partners has completed the restoration of a 16th century stone masonry villa in the small medieval town of crana in northern italy. the structure consisted of a barn and stable, semi collapsed and in need of significant structural repair. after repairing the crumbing walls with a reinforced concrete foundation, the new building houses a bedroom and bathroom on the ground level and a living room, kitchen, and mezzanine level with space for two additional beds. 
vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
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upon completion, the client purchased the adjacent building which was in decent structural condition. while both of the constructs maintain the original look and construction of the village, both homes are now connected a markedly contemporary bridge of wood and glass.  the interior tells an entirely different story from the rustic exterior. a palette of matte finish planks of timbers define various surfaces in the house, from treated plywood sheets to 6″ ship-lap siding, to a refurbished wooden floor made from reclaimed beams. 

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
wood and glass bridge connecting the two stone structures
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
kitchen and mezzanine level in the original house
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
view towards the adjacent structure
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
glass bridge and wooden louvers filters natural light to the interior
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
living room
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
modern elements are masked on the exterior by the original construction
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
dining area and front door
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vudafieri-saverino partners restores masonry mountain stone house
image by paolo valentini

 

 

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project info:

 

 

architectural project: claudio saverino e tiziano vudafieri, vudafieri-saverino parners milano shanghai
project team: roberta la vena, elisa zhu
structural project: silvia gaspani