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Completion: August 2016
Images: Fiorenzo Calosso
It has been two years since the expansion of the Cascina Adelaide: a silent volume located among the soft foothills of Barolo, where tradition is guarded and where the grapes are transformed to brillant wine.
By following the project criteria outlined in the past years, the intervention strngthen the external working areas through the creation of a shelter that protects the entrance to the wine cellar and the expansion of the existing porch, where the agricultural machines are stored. The project renews itself with the Company.
Together with the interventions on the working areas, the image of the entire complex is enriched with the aim to balance and connect the different parts.
In that singular vision, the decoration of the ancient farm is animated, the horizontal chromatic stripes vibrate sinuously, recalling the image of the gentle solpes of the surrounding hills.
The new shelter at the entrance of the wine cellar is like a petal extending its cantilever body on the tiny front yard, inviting to the entrance. Here, a new wood frame declares the doorstep and announces the passage between the chaotic outside world and the wine cellar, where a silent metamorphosis happens, guarded underneath a soft layer of grass.