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The architectural studio “Arcoquattro Architettura” transformed an old barn in Como, Italy into a modern family home. The new home retained part of the old structure, but the architects added new elements and surfaces in order to reuse the old space with a new purpose in one of the most beautiful places in Italy.
The north façade of the house is made of stone, while the south side retained its original brick columns with new modern wooden slats that resemble the traditional wooden rows that were used for drying grain.
The refurbishment of the barn was a challenging project that resulted in a comfortable home with excellent organization of the 200 square meters space that is more than sufficient for comfortable living. The old ruined face of the house now has a miniature garden where the light penetrates through the openings that are created by the wooden slats on the facade. The interior on the first floor is organized around the central metal stairs; the first floor houses the living room, dining room and kitchen and the second floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms.