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The Alemanys 5 House Modernizes History for 21st-Century Guests

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: alemanys5 and fastcodesign
The Alemanys 5 house impressively dates back to the 16th century. A ruin by most standards, it was repeatedly renovated over the years, boarding up its ancient history until local architect Anna Noguera got her hands on it. Although in the end she has completely modernized the Alemanys 5 house for the 21st century guest, Noguera has maintained its historical integrity by removing most of the post-Medieval character to return it to its full 16th century glory. She then ventured to interpret "the old elements not so much through an historical optic as through their architectural qualities."

Located in Girona, Spain, the Alemanys 5 house is now unabashedly modern, featuring such details as sleek cor-ten fireplaces, brushed aluminum pendant lights and an elegant pool. Yet the overall structure pays tribute to its original state.