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Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm

"The client wanted to design a premises that would house employees during harvesting season." says MAP studio on Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm.

By: MAP studio

Architecture-Page | Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm by MAP studio
Sketch of North front .

Project details

  • Project Name: Principessa Pio, bed & breakfast in ancient farm
  • Location of Site: Ferrara, Italy
  • Design Team: Francesco Magnani, Traudy Pelzel
  • Project Type: Renovation of ancient farm
  • Client: Private
  • Contractor/s: CMR scarl
  • Site Area: 3.59 ha
  • Built-up Area: 608 sq m
  • Date of completion: Under construction

Words from the architect

Architecture-Page | Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm by MAP studio
Site plan.

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.

Architecture-Page | Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm by MAP studio
Exterior view.

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.

Architecture-Page | Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm by MAP studio
Model.

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.

Architecture-Page | Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm by MAP studio
Model.

The project maintains the current spatial configuration of the building, which is primarily divided into two spaces - housing and services.

Architecture-Page | Principessa Pio, bed and breakfast in ancient farm by MAP studio
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.

Credits

  • Text: MAP studio
  • Photographs: MAP studio

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