Two Italian architects, Alessandro Armando and Manfredo di Robilant, recently completed a radical house renovation in Massachusetts. This futuristic energy-efficient House With Big Window is wrapped in translucent plastic panels that provide insulation and also allow natural light to fill every corner.
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this 19th century home has recently undergone through a massive renovation. The Turin-based architects stripped away the aged building materials and replaced them with new plastic panels. The wrapping translucent panels not only add some unique futuristic aesthetics, they also make this home extremely energy efficient and affordable to run.
New insulating panels have also been fixed behind the plastic panels, creating an airtight space that protects the house in winter, yet makes it cool during summer. The house’s roof was painted grey to reflect excessive sunlight and to match the silver aesthetic. Inside, the space is bright, warm and open, and still features mahogany beams and other details that remind the inhabitants of their home’s previous life.
Photos by Paolo Rosselli