i could live here : less is more in apulia.
by french by design comment

6/27/13

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in this  “i could live here” house, we’re visiting an immaculate house in apulia, italy, focused on the essential, and embracing the “less is more” way of life.

raffaele, architect, his wife francesca and their 2 children live in this apulia home. raffaele grew up in this region, so for him, renovating this home was a trip back to his roots.

raffaele’s main challenge was to remove the “unnecessary” elements and previous additions made to the house, to leave the majestic lines and original walls speak for themselves: “i could compare [this renovation] to the preservation of an old manuscript: just copying down the text word for word was not enough, you have to respect the manuscript’s intrinsic nature, its rhythm and also its defects.” a tough design exercise, brilliantly executed.

si –- french by design

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• photos by alexandra meurant for milk magazine.

15 responses to “i could live here : less is more in apulia.”

  1. I so love the white with grey stone, rustic wood. The splashes of color- the blue cabinet, the sink tile- gorgeous and pleasing to the eye!

  2. i. the English phone to ring at 12:07:12 (16 seconds) and be discovered by Mrs.Lana’s daughter only because it rang , and ii. the other phone, registered to Filomena Romanelli, to ring, very briefly, at 12:11:02 (3 seconds) and, iii. the English phone to ring again, also very briefly, at 12:11:54 (4 seconds), after being brought into Mrs.Lana’s house.

  3. raffaele’s main challenge was to remove the “unnecessary” elements and previous additions made to the house, to leave the majestic lines and original walls speak for themselves: “i could compare [this renovation] to the preservation of an old manuscript: just copying down the text word for word was not enough, you have to respect the manuscript’s intrinsic nature, its rhythm and also its defects.” a tough design exercise, brilliantly executed.

  4. Raffaele & Francesca’s house is something wonderful also for Italian people like me! These photos make me really proud of our Made in Italy in furniture as well as in architect’s creativity. Well done Raffaele & Francesca!

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