Stunning Renovation of a Former Farmhouse into a Modern Residence in Italy by VPS Architetti

VPS Architetti designed the A2 House, a former farmhouse renovated into a modern home located in Castelmuzio, Siena, Italy. Description by VPS Architetti: “The project called for the transformation of the farmhouse into a residence, adapting the structure to the clients’ requirements by redesigning the interior layout, restoring and renovating the facades, and providing new mechanical systems. There was no increase to the existing historic volumes. A series of service [...]

 

Fascinating Casa Solare in Italy by Studio Albori

Milan-based Studio Albori designed the Casa Solare (Solar House)that overlooks the Aosta Valley near the village of Vens, Italy. Description by Studio Albori: The project originates from the stunning view offered by the site and the particular generosity of its exposition to the sun. The house is situated at 1750 metres above sea level, in Valle d’Aosta, behind the small village of Vens, facing an arc of mountains stretching from [...]

 

Sustainable Biocasa 82 Home in Italy by Rosario Picciotto + Moretti Polegato

Rosario Picciotto + Moretti Polegato  designed the BioCasa 82 residence located in Crocetta del Montello Treviso, Italy. Description by the architects: BioCasa_82, located in Montebelluna (Treviso, Italy) is the first private residence in Europe to be awarded the certificate of conformity to the highest level of LEED for Homes, LEED PLATINUM, as well as one of the first in the world to have privately conducted the carbon footprint analysis with [...]

 

Luxurious Relais Masseria Capasa in Italy by Paolo Fracasso

Porto Viro-based designer Paolo Fracasso renovated the Relais Masseria Capasa, a luxurious Mediterranean hotel in Martano, Italy originally constructed in the 18th century. [via homedsgn]

 

Wooden Residence Pliscia 13 in Italy Powered by Solar and Geothermal Energies

Pedevilla Architekten designed the Residence Pliscia 13, a wooden residence in Enneberg, Italy powered by solar and geothermal energies. Description by Pedevilla Architekten: In a hamlet of Enneberg at 1,200 meters which is located with respect to the architectural tradition of the “viles” shaped building ensemble. The two staggered structure with its gentle insertion into the slope correspond to the local Paarhoftypus. Regional ornaments and characteristic features such as gable [...]

 

Creative Pictogram Posters That Promote Cultures Around the World by Mutabor Design

German design firm Mutabor Design has come up with a clever series of pictogram posters that promote different cultures around the world without words.

 

Cozy Renovation of a Rural Stone Building in Italy by act_romegialli

Italian architectural firm act_romegialli designed the Casòn, a cozy village stone house renovation in Cerido, Italy. Description by act_romegialli: The project deals with the renovation of a rural stone building consisting of three volumes which were originally separated. The original heights, the outline silhouette of the building and the dimensions have been preserved. The stones walls are left rough and treated with the traditional technique called “rasapietra” both inside and outside. [...]

 

Thrilling Waterslide in Sicily Takes You Straight to the Mediterranean Sea

Why slide into a pool when you can slide onto the warm Mediterranean sea? This thrilling slide is actually a part of the Hotel Citta Del Mare located in the lovely place called Sicily, Italy. Apart from the extreme ride this hotel has to offer, you’ll also have grand views of the surrounding Gulf of Castellammare. [via thats like whoa, uomo-modern]

 

Perfect Holiday Getaway in Italy by Pedevilla Architects

Pedevilla Architects have designed the La Pedevilla, perfect holiday getaway located at 1200m altitude in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy. Visitors would definitely be awed by the picturesque scenery and majestic mountain scape. Description by Pedevilla Architects: The two staggered buildings with their cautious insertion into the hillside correspond to the local couple court type. Regional ornaments and characteristic features like saddle roof, loggia and wood façade are taken up [...]

 

Beautifully Simple Home Studio in Via Bertola by Studio Ata

Italian architecture firm Studio Ata have designed the renovation of this minimalist Home Studio Apartment located in Via Bertola, Italy that was completed in 2007. Description by Studio Ata: In the heart of Turin, just a short walk from Piazza Castello, in a building 800, there was a flat characterized by a thick wall plug that bisected the space. From the compositional point of view, the service rooms were backing the [...]