Gallery: 700-Year Old Italian Farmhouse Renovated with Delicate Filigre...

 
At 700 years old, many buildings would be calling it quits, but not these traditional fortified farmhouses in the Puglia region of Italy. Called "masserie," these structures were abandoned after World War II as their inhabitants flocked to large cities in search of greater opportunities. But it hasn't been until recently have the old buildings begun to see a new life through renovation. Led by Italian architecture firm Peter Pichler, the new design for the farmhouses are highlighted by beautiful daylighting and aluminum shading devices, proving that old houses can be easily brought into the 21st century with just a touch of modernity.

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  1. Holcim Awards January 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    The way the light glows through that screen is incredible beautiful.

    Check out the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction: http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

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