This Farmhouse-Inspired Structure Makes for the Perfect Family Home

By: Christopher Magsambol - Aug 19, 2015
References: archdaily & dezeen
Architect Paolo Carlesso built his own family home by revitalizing the concept of a farmhouse and adding modern elements. Carlesso drew inspiration from the surrounding farmhouses in the area, but added a contemporary twist to his design. The exterior of the house is made from large rectangular cement panels, which are screwed into a red pine substructure. The entire house is supported by a structural steel frame. The gray cement is contrasted with exposed wood surrounding windows.

The interior features a combination of clay, white walls and wood paneling. The house is also built to maximize the amount of sunlight brought in. Most of the interior and parts of the exterior are made from inexpensive materials, with Carlesso even gathering some leftover materials from construction sites.

Apart from help with pouring foundation, Carlesso built most of the house with his own hands, which took about four years in total.