Italian Country House Covered With Living Vines

This Italian country house was covered with living vines to make it look very natural and it got an additional glass volume that merges with the surroundings

This Italian country house was covered with living vines to make it look very natural and it got an additional glass volume that merges with the surroundings

Situated in Treviso, northern Italy, this country house is offered a new life by Zanonarchitettiassociati (Zaa) through the renovation of its interiors and the expansion of the living space. The latter is designed in the extended structure made of a glass and corten steel framework.

In this renovation project, Zaa has realized a volume that blends seamlessly with the natural landscape through the arrangement of wide windows. from the outside, the glass volume reflects the surrounding nature becoming part of it, while from the inside the windows become invisible — giving the impression of being outdoor. In the end, the living room becomes one with the countryside because of the glazing all around.

The new living space features a vast room with several different sitting zones: the first is for enjoying the fire – there are two comfy loungers and a large fireplace; the second and the third are created with one large sofa and various chairs and seats on its  both sides.

The kitchen looks very edgy as it’s covered with concrete, and the cabinets and appliances are stainless steel ones. There’s a real working fireplace with a firewood storage space underneath. Over the kitchen there’s an attic space, used for sleeping: there are only two beds and exposed wooden beams, nothing else.

The glass volume is made of glass and corten, and such glazings make one feel outside while being inside

The glass volume is made of glass and corten, and such glazings make one feel outside while being inside

The glass volume totally feels like outside, here's a fireplace sitting space with loungers and a rug for comfort

The glass volume totally feels like outside, here's a fireplace sitting space with loungers and a rug for comfort

The design pieces used here are bold and eye-catchy like this colorful bench and a coat hanger

The design pieces used here are bold and eye-catchy like this colorful bench and a coat hanger

The TV is placed on an antique sideboard, and you can see another living area further

The TV is placed on an antique sideboard, and you can see another living area further

This sitting zone is made up of a large sofa and various chairs, and here's a home office nook with an old rustic table as a desk

This sitting zone is made up of a large sofa and various chairs, and here's a home office nook with an old rustic table as a desk

The kitchen is stainless steel, with concrete and brick floors, which altogether create a cool industrial feel

The kitchen is stainless steel, with concrete and brick floors, which altogether create a cool industrial feel

There's a real working fireplace with wood storage, which adds coziness and a homey feel

There's a real working fireplace with wood storage, which adds coziness and a homey feel

The attic space is used for a bedroom, where you can see only exposed wooden beams and two beds - what else do we need for a cozy nap

The attic space is used for a bedroom, where you can see only exposed wooden beams and two beds - what else do we need for a cozy nap

Source: designboom