Capalbio Barn House

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
This new construction is composed of two parallel buildings located at the bottom of a Tuscan olive grove.
The house is conceived as a filter that melds with the surrounding outdoor space.
The sliding doors open toward the garden and are in-line with each other to allow visibility across the building in every direction. A spacious and monumental corridor delineates the house along its length, focusing attention to the swimming pool and the symbolic cypress on opposite sides.
Ultimately, the project’s purpose is to emphasize the poetic flair of the architecture setting it in seamlessly with the aesthetics of the surrounding natural environment with elegance and respect.

Tuscany, Italy

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Applicant and author of the project
Carola Vannini was born in Rome in 1973; she graduated with a degree in Architecture from Rome “La Sapienza”. She continued her practical education by working in the architecture and design industry in other major international cities including New York and Paris.
After two years in New York, Carola returned to Rome and in 2002 started her own design company, Carola Vannini Architecture, which also focuses on interior design.

Other participants
Contractor: RC Costruzioni
Engineering and Systems: Quondam Progetti