Italian practice Archiplan Studio has recently recovered an old barn in the beautiful landscape of Modena countryside, Italy, partially damaged by an earthquake. The studio has redefined the interior design and the distribution of the spaces, keeping the building and its size invariate. The main façade is almost no openings except the front door and two small windows on the first floor, while the rear façade that overlooks the countryside opens fully to the outside, turning the plain landscape in the background of the internal space.

The environment is characterized by the presence of abandoned farms and cultivated fields of the Modena plain. The building claims its membership to sites with a main front from the harsh nature, grumpy and unhelpful, which is opposed to a domestic and faithful interior space and a large façade that opens the endless countryside.

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all images © Davide Galli

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