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Alpine Barn / EXiT architetti associati

  • 01:00 - 30 August, 2010
Alpine Barn / EXiT architetti associati
Alpine Barn / EXiT architetti associati, © Teresa Cos
© Teresa Cos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    32020 Selva di Cadore Province of Belluno, Italy
  • Architects

    Francesco Loschi, Giuseppe Pagano, Paolo Panetto
  • Project Manager

    Francesco Loschi
  • Structural Engineering

    Alberto Soligo
  • Technical Plan Design

    Mauro Benozzi
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. In the Italian Alps, barns vary from region to region in their form, materials and structure. In the Cadore which is located in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, alpine barns are built from wood and stone. The ground floors in such barns were typically used as stables and the upper floors as haylofts.

© Teresa Cos
© Teresa Cos

We were asked to design the conversion of a barn into a holiday home in Selva di Cadore on behalf of a mountain enthusiast and his family.

© Teresa Cos
© Teresa Cos

The starting point was the careful removal of wooden elements and structural joints. After the building had been dismounted, many wooden beams and boards were cleaned and restored whilst others were replaced with treated wood in order to maintain the chromatic continuity of the material before being remounted. From a volumetric perspective, some annexes that limited the original volume were removed and only essential ones were maintained and integrated in a discreet fashion.

© Teresa Cos
© Teresa Cos

The new exposed black steel structure respects the modular geometry of the barn and lends itself with the original wooden structure. A few steel beams are covered with wood. The building is totally energy self-sufficient thanks to a photovoltaic system integrated within the roof which is made of larch. It also generates zero emissions thanks to an electric under-floor heating system.

© Teresa Cos
© Teresa Cos

Great attention was given to: the selection of materials (larch and fir wood, Dolomia stone, black steel, white rough plaster), their interaction and light entering from the windows. Every ambiance in the house is characterised by an accurate weaving of these five materials that creates a balanced and integrated system in each room.

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Nestor Elvis Osorio · June 14, 2012

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Maddalena · January 08, 2011

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Jean-Marie RAYMON · September 10, 2010

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Mies van der Rohe · September 06, 2010

Alpine Barn / EXiT architetti associati http://bit.ly/awSh1p Beautiful, subtle, well detailed ??????????????????????????????????????????????

Joachim P. Ollig · September 01, 2010

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Matt Cole · September 01, 2010

Wow>RT @arconserve Beautiful barn conversion in Italian Alps. Exposed black steel reflects modular geometry of barn http://bit.ly/b4tUO7

arconserve · September 01, 2010

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arnold · September 01, 2010

I like such old style wooden houses. Recently in Swiss I saw many beauty old style architecture.

it's good, that they rebuilt this old house.

adf · September 01, 2010

Dwarf house :-)

Gonzalo Aranguiz · September 01, 2010
Hashzeta · August 31, 2010

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æon · August 31, 2010

The house has a normal classic look. I liked the color of the wood.

abdallah elchami · August 31, 2010

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max · August 31, 2010

Love it! If I lived there I'd tone down some of the wood.

junior · September 01, 2010 07:10 AM

Agree!

Architektourist · August 31, 2010

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ben barren · August 31, 2010

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Jakov · August 31, 2010

Very nice! Only I don't beleive you can cover electrical heating with a few photovoltaic panels... How much is their electrical bill?

Ralph Kent · September 01, 2010 01:17 PM

That's what I was thinking as well, Jakov. There would need to be some pretty amazing passive heating system going on there and some passivhaus standard insulation for those PVs to cover the winter heating load for an alpine barn conversion. How much wood are they having to buy in every year as well?!

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atmoko · August 31, 2010

looks like Indonesian architecture but in modern type..:D

ika · August 31, 2010

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