Rural Revitalization

A desire to maintain tradition prompts renovations on rustic structures

Implications - As aspects of tradition are increasingly diminished as modern aesthetics take center stage, efforts to maintain customs and conventional practices have become a priority. Seeking to satisfy the best of both worlds, consumers are combining the rustic charm of rural living with the allure of contemporary conveniences. This reflects the growing need to maintain the familiarity of tradition among the influx of stiff and neutral contemporary aesthetics.
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Converted Barn Abodes - Sitio da Leziria was Once a Stable and Cleverly Retains a Similar Program
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Converted Barn Abodes
Sitio da Leziria was Once a Stable and Cleverly Retains a Similar Program
The beautiful Sítio da Lezíria presented its designer, Atelier Data, with compelling possibilities. The project began by stripping the once-functional horse stable down to its bare structure and... [More]
Organic Arbor Illuminators - These Bichos Lights by Martinho Pita Celebrate Unique Craftsmanship
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Organic Arbor Illuminators
These Bichos Lights by Martinho Pita Celebrate Unique Craftsmanship
Martinho Pita’s Bichos Lights were conceived after the designer spent a few months away from the city and in his father’s place out in the countryside. While away and amidst a rural... [More]
Homogeneous Modern Farmhouses - DC2 Residence Achieves Natural Uniformity within its Rural Landscape
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Homogeneous Modern Farmhouses
DC2 Residence Achieves Natural Uniformity within its Rural Landscape
The DC2 residence is a harmonious hybrid of the rustic barn and the minimalist modern home. Vincent van Duysen Architects was given the challenge of creating a subdued country dwelling amidst a... [More]
Tranquil Barn Abodes - This Renovated Barn House in Spain is Charming and Unique
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Hot 6,896 Clicks Pub: Mar 1, 14
Tranquil Barn Abodes
This Renovated Barn House in Spain is Charming and Unique
Imagine living in a place so peaceful, relaxing and pretty that it almost feels like you’re in tranquil rehab for some much needed R&R; well this place does exist in the form of a renovated... [More]
Reinvigorated Barn Homes - This 18th Century Barn has Turned into a Double Height Volume Home
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Reinvigorated Barn Homes
This 18th Century Barn has Turned into a Double Height Volume Home
UK-based architecture firm Snook Architects has converted an 18th-century barn called the Cat Hill Barn found in Yorkshire, London. The result is a modern home featuring earth-toned bricks and a... [More]
Contemporary Barn Homes - This Modern Barn Design is Calming and Warm
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Contemporary Barn Homes
This Modern Barn Design is Calming and Warm
Taking the traditional barn to a whole new level, this stunning modern barn design makes for both a perfect family home or a relaxing vacation home. Located in the lush region of Charlevoix, France,... [More]