Italy: This house is a contemporary interpretation of a stable
The owner of this house lives and works in Milan but loves spending the weekends with her companion and her dogs in the province of Piacenza. She had long searched for a rustic house in this area, but when she finally found the perfect plot, she decided to have her house built from scratch. And for that, she contacted Geert Koster of Studio Koster.
The creative concept of the house is a contemporary interpretation of a stable with references to the architectural traditions of this agricultural area. The house has a modern exterior and interior design. The location and orientation of the building made it possible to optimize exposure to the sun and the materials were chosen for their insulation capacity.
One of a kind
The owner did not want the typical brick-style house, or the exposed stone or plaster walls. Preferring a contemporary material that blends into the surroundings, Koster chose to completely cover the building in natural larch wood, which would eventually turn silver gray and blend into the surrounding landscape. The roof structure has Ondapress panels, a sustainable product developed by Eternit and made with natural materials.
Arranged horizontally on a single floor, the house is designed with a series of interconnected spaces furnished with furniture from Flexform. Warm and relaxed, the central space includes a kitchen – with First Steps chairs by Christophe Pillet – and the dining room which opens onto the partially covered terrace. The living room – with the Asolo sofa by Antonio Citterio, the Any Day coffee table by Christophe Pillet, the Bangkok ottoman and the Gatsby armchairs – offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
Antonio Perazzi took care of the landscaping which creates a dialogue between the garden and the natural environment that surrounds this peaceful house.
This article first appeared in AD Mexico