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When restoring an old farmhouse or a barn in Umbria, one of the main concerns is how to make it light, given that most of these buildings have small windows and often dark interiors, with terracotta tiles on the floor and dark wooden beams and pianelle on the ceiling. The brief for the restoration of [...]

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Brick architecture again – We are not talking about architectural masterpieces (see previous post on Palazzo Carignano) here but how brick (laterizio) was used in the rural, traditional architecture in the Umbrian and Tuscan farmhouse. Bricks or pianelle (thinner brick of 2,5cm.) were, in fact, often used as diaphragms in barns, sheds and in general [...]

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