Una colonica toscana risalente all’XI secolo, con un granaio annesso, immersa in un ampio giardino di tre ettari all’interno del dolce paesaggio collinare del Chianti fiorentino.
L’edificio era stato oggetto, negli anni ’70, di interventi non coerenti con la sua spazialità originaria.
L’obiettivo è stato quindi un lavoro sulla ripulitura della distribuzione, che ha liberato alcuni ambienti principali da precedenti frammentazioni, restituendo una spazialità più fluida e unitaria. Il tutto sia nel rispetto dell’impianto originale, che, al contempo, nella volontà di ottenere una qualità degli ambienti più vicina alla sensibilità contemporanea: maggiore permeabilità visiva, più dialogo fra spazi contigui, linearità.
A Tuscan farmhouse dating back to the 11th century, with a barn annex, set in a large three-hectare garden within the gentle hilly landscape of the Florentine Chianti.
The building had been the subject, in the 1970s, of interventions inconsistent with its original spatiality.
The goal was therefore a work on cleaning up the distribution, which freed some main rooms from previous fragmentation, restoring a more fluid and unitary spatiality. All this both in respect of the original layout and, at the same time, obtaining a space quality closer to contemporary sensitivity: more visual permeability, more dialogue between adjacent spaces, linearity.
We are inside a historic hotel in the sector of thermal baths in Tuscany.
The renovation work involved the redevelopment of all the 37 bedrooms and bathrooms on the tree floors and ground floor of the hotel.
The concept focuses on the creation of "home effect" spaces, personalized and diversified room by room, down to the smallest details.
This creates a family of rooms, which share the same aesthetic-perceptive principles, but which decline them from time to time in a singular and exclusive way. Each combination of colors, fabrics, patterns, furniture and furnishings becomes in fact unrepeatable.
An ancient ruin in the Florentine countryside has been rebuilt according to the traditional model of the Tuscan farmhouse. We restored it back to life, faithful to its roots, but open to new cultural influences. The reconstruction, aimed at maintaining the rural character of the building, has seen the use of local, traditional materials: solid plastered and lime-painted brick walls, terracotta floors, pitched roof with wooden structure, and recovered tiles for the roof. While the architecture follows the original canons of the Tuscan farmhouse, the interiors welcome furnishings from all over the world, in an unusual and fun mix.
We worked on a beautiful house, which over the years has lost the flavor of the stratifications, with the use of anonymous materials and some modifications that had trivialized it. With the new ownership, a process of analysis of the structure and attention to their needs has begun. The property has regained personality and flavor, the beautiful internal courtyard appears today as a rediscovered place. The swimming pool built in the place of a large curvilinear characteristic of the 60s, has become a great viewpoint on the untouched valley.
The Fëdor venue offers an elegant, linear and intimate space, overlooking Piazza della Signoria, the heart of the city of Florence. The interiors are played on a contemporary and at the same time classic tone, with some retro accents tied to the details of the furniture that evoke 1950s "flavors". The color palette is warm and deep, centered on a dark chocolate brown, lit by the flashes of polished brass, a material that characterizes all the furnishings. The front of the counter is made up of backlit glass plates, printed according to the writings and drawings of a manuscript by Fëdor Dostoevskij, from which the bistro takes its name. The lighting is enveloping and discreet, aimed at enhancing the products creating a magical and relaxing atmosphere.
On the first hills of Chianti going up from the Valdarno is the village of Fontebussi, a small town entirely dedicated to tourist accommodation. The intervention was linked to catering with the creation of a new space to host conventions and weddings, equipped with halls and kitchens. The area chosen for the new construction was located at the far end of the town, a green slope, completely to be redesigned, surmounted by a village of small stone houses, one leaning against the other. In such a delicate context, action was taken using the underground space to create a building that is "not seen", transforming the steep slope into green terraces supported by local stone walls. The first terrace, at the base of the slope is the most important, lightened with brick arches to recall the traditional lemon houses, conceals the hall and the kitchens. The roof of the new building is enriched by a vegetable garden with wooden caissons and stone walls and with walkways that are perfectly connected with the trend of the pre-existing dry-stone walls that accompany the path to the town.