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“Of sun and stones”

A project by l'Opificio

"We are in Eastern Trentino, in the Primiero Valley, at the base of the Pale di San Martino in the Dolomites UNESCO area. Discover the breathtaking landscapes surrounding us.

This traditional stone and wood building, formerly a ground-floor stable and upper-floor hayloft with a later addition of a casera, showcases the beauty of what is often mistakenly labeled as 'minor architecture.' These buildings exemplify simple and functional spaces defined by proportions, openings, local materials, and access points. In fact, they represent a rich ethnographic heritage, with over four thousand documented structures in Trentino alone, emphasizing their significance for preservation.

Inside this remarkable building, you'll find a faithful representation of tradition. With two levels constructed on a sloping terrain, featuring independent entrances proportionate to both animals and humans, as well as wooden floors and roofs, and a balcony on the sun-soaked facade for drying crops like corn and flax.

This structure, once abandoned since the post-war era and inaccessible by car, underwent meticulous planning by renowned architect Chiavarelli. With close collaboration from the owners, it has been transformed into a contemporary residence, designed to meet modern dimensions and needs.

The ground floor now boasts a sleeping area, where the former stable and casera have been reimagined, along with two bathrooms connected by a new internal staircase leading to the living space.

Large windows offer panoramic views and allow natural light to vary throughout the day, beautifully accentuating the carefully chosen materials such as local larch and natural fir wood.

This remarkable project was conceived, designed, and developed during the lockdown period and has finally come to fruition with the return to normality.

Wood and stone take center stage in this design, lending a rustic and welcoming charm to the entire space. To add a touch of modernity, matte metal and concrete were artfully incorporated in the kitchen and bathrooms.

The project's core commitment is to honor the original renovation idea: a combination of minimalistic, functional modern furnishings harmoniously juxtaposed with antique pieces.

Under the artistic direction of Barbara Bertoldo, the textiles from l'Opificio flawlessly embody the concept. 
 
The selected patterns draw inspiration from the intricate carvings found in wooden objects, creating a soft and comfortable texture throughout.
 
The LOVELY Nevicata and ALPAGE Stemmi collections were elegantly utilized for upholstery in the rooms and bed furnishings, while PEACE Diago and VIVERE Tela were chosen for curtains and the corner sofa in the living area, respectively.
 
The chosen color palette plays with a range of neutral tones, including various shades of gray and natural hues, artfully complemented by vibrant pops of color in the cushions, completing the cozy ambiance of each space.
 
The LOVELY Nevicata and ALPAGE Stemmi collections were elegantly utilized for upholstery in the rooms and bed furnishings, while PEACE Diago and VIVERE Tela were chosen for curtains and the corner sofa in the living area, respectively.
 
The chosen color palette plays with a range of neutral tones, including various shades of gray and natural hues, artfully complemented by vibrant pops of color in the cushions, completing the cozy ambiance of each space. 

Experience this essential and authentic project, offering a warm and elegantly refined alpine retreat.

Be captivated by its allure showcased in the summer edition of Images magazine, a renowned publication specializing in alpine architecture.<br><br>



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