Instead of using wood for its exterior structure (which is often the norm in the region) LAB606 opted for concrete blocks that offered proper insulation while cutting down the costs drastically. It is this smart use of concrete along with metallic window frames shutters and doors that gave the residence its final shape.
There are numerous projects showcasing a remarkable array of contemporary architectural structures that place an emphasis on aesthetic design functionality and longevity. The minimal perspective evident clean lines and use of natural materials are at variance with the brutal abstract and formidable forms of Soviet Modernism. This fresh contemporary architecture has arguably more of a European quality and style.
Various shades of gray also add to the modern color palette that is embraced by the cozy bedrooms and relaxing bathrooms as well. Bringing the best of past and present together this is indeed the perfect home for a cosmopolitan hub like Rome (and still evokes memories of its celebrated past)!
A home that combines the historical past of with a modern lifestyle was designed by Bates Masi Architects to meet the needs of a young couple and their growing family. It is the potato barns in the region that offered the template for this lovely fusion of past and present as the exterior of the home borrows from their classic design.
The double-height dining room becomes the focal point of the new social zone in this home as it stretches out into the outdoor deck consisting of a cozy lounge and barbecue spot.