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The Casa Pre de Sura Treats Surrounding Views Like Large Living Pictures

 - Aug 12, 2012
References: casati.cc & blog.leibal
The haphazard arrangement of fenestration in a building can be a cringe-worthy architectural feature, but such is not the case in the Casa Pre de Sura. This whimsical rural residence emphasizes and even exaggerates the unusual placement of its rectangular portals through the incorporation of thickset frames.

Not only are the windows' borders several inches broader than they usually are, they behave like shadow boxes in their contribution of pronounced depth through exterior protrusions. Constructed of a slightly lighter material than the soft graying timber cladding, these solid all-encompassing window sills are even more marked.

Observing Casati's contemporary barn dwelling may lead you to interpret these features as large photo frames. From the inside of the Casa Pre de Sura, this is exactly how they function, offering breathtaking vistas of the picturesque Italian landscape.