Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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By: MAP studio
Sketch of North front .
Words from the architect
The client wanted to design a premises that would house employees during harvesting season. The premises would also function as a rural tourism destination. Also, the client wanted to promote various products through direct sales, and to store agricultural produce. Additionally the design needed to consider various amenities including guest services and parking.
The design for this new project will restore and preserve the existing building constructed in 18th century and ensure the functionality through interventions with respect to typological elements.
The materials chosen (wood and cor-ten steel ) create a contrast with the ancient masonry. In addition, the wood used on the building facade blends well with countryside colors.
The project maintains the current spatial configuration of the building, which is primarily divided into two spaces - housing and services.
View of construction site.
The design will ensue a fair bit of demolition of some out-houses. Equivalent volume will be transferred to a new building accessory for agricultural activity, near the cultivated fields.
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