Gallery: Italian Alps Barn Renovated Into a Solar-Powered Contemporary ...


This rustic Alpine Barn in Selva di Cadore, Italy has been renovated into a low-impact retreat set in the dramatic Italian Alps. The barn is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so great strides were made by EXiT architetti associati to maintain the original presence of the structure while making it efficient and durable for future generations. Each board and beam was taken apart, cleaned, repaired and then reassembled around a metal frame. A well-insulated shell and solar-electric panels beautifully set into the roof make the restoration a powerful fusion of historic design and 21st century technology.

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