Balance between old and new tendencies is the basis of many architectural projects, connected with renovation. The architect should be balanced and unprejudiced and should know what`s worth removing and what kind of elements it is important to add. This was the way the project of Travignoli villa renovation was implemented. This building is located in the countryside, at the very heart of the Italian winemaking region called Chianti Rufina. Architects Francesco Busi and Gaia Busi managed to create a harmony of old and new, modern style and historical Tuscan traditions.
This building is a former monastery, which was constructed as early as the XV century. It is of U-shape and is surrounded by endless vinegroves. Architects maintained reconstruction works only at the central part of the building, which was created at the XVII and conjoined two parallel constructions.
Photo: Marco Borrelli & Francesco Niccolai