Characterizing it as expressing “a very Italian sense of luxury,” Italian designers Emanuela Garosci and Gabriele Salini have transformed a 17th Century Roman building into a 21st Century boutique hotel—liberally laced with 20th Century modernist furnishings.
via Rome’s G-Rough Hotel: 20th Century Modernism in a 17th Century Building | 2Modern Blog.
Skim Milk has a great article on a building renovation in Spain.
It’s a timely piece, as I was just getting schooled by a friend on the importance of the Triangle in structural soundness. He should know, he hangs things above peoples heads for a living!
Príncipe’s Box House is a minimal home located in Pontevedra, Spain designed by u+a arquitectura. The renovation was of a 53-square-meter space for a young couple. The apartment is located on the top floor of an old building that was originally divided into five separate rooms. The strategy was to completely empty the space of any of its original structures, as well as the ceiling, which concealed the wooden triangle beams.
via Skim Milk: Príncipe’s Box House by u+a arquitectura – Design Milk.