Restoration and reuse of a tiny rural hamlet immersed in the Abruzzo countryside, in an advanced state of degradation, to transform it into a receptive structure, able to convey to the guests the emotions and sensations of the pre-industrial campaign life. Buildings have been made functional with the addition of contemporary structures. The small Borgo Baccile, dating from a few houses dating back to the mid-'800, is located just a short distance from the historic center of Crecchio. The buildings, following the post-war social transformations, had been abandoned. Some of them, such as House B, had structural and empty breakdowns due to collapse. The design choice was to leave the original mummified structures, making them anti-seismic with steel injections and steel rims, and add functional elements with contemporary shapes, materials and colors in harmony with the sandstone of existing buildings.
Common spaces such as the hay, used in the past for complementary farm jobs, have been transformed into aggregate spaces for the guests of the facility, with the addition of an inflorescence projected onto the vineyards below. The missing part of House B has been filled with the insertion of a contemporary, light, ethereal element that preserves the historical testimony of urban vacuum. A corten and glass steel structure supporting the access staircase on the first floor; A metaphorical gateway to the village.
The interior spaces are intimate and characteristic. The originality is given in particular by the physiognomy of the existing masonry and the brick retreads. The features of original structures have been highlighted by the introduction of neutral materials, such as the white cemented polished floor in the interior, and the use of exterior materials of chromatic colors with the pre-existing, sandstone and corten stone For fencing and furniture items.