Old barn becomes young architect’s budget, elegant home-studio

September 9, 2019 john 20 64630 17:16

Alfredo Vanotti wanted to recover the old barn his grandfather had built 100 years ago in his village’s now-abandoned town center. Working on a tight budget and mostly his, and his father’s, labor, he began to turn the former cow stable and hay loft into a modern classic home for himself and his daughter, and…

From cramped hayloft to tiny, daylit modern studio in Porto

December 12, 2016 john 20 24247 09:56

When Portuguese architect Florêncio da Costa was asked to turn an old hayloft into a guesthouse, he created a clean, modern look with all white, wood and micro-cement, but left it rooted in the past: leaving the original granary structure and constructing the new elements using traditional joinery. “He was born in a rural place,…