Architecture in Italy surveys the contemporary condition of the country’s built environment, showcasing a range of innovative projects and the diverse materials and unconventional forms employed in their construction. resting on the Tuscan hills of the Italian city of Pistoia, M greenhouse presents an architecture capable of preserving the richness of a place while quietly inserting into a landscape.
Designed by architects lapo ruffi and Venessa Giandonati, the purpose of the space ranges from more pragmatic objectives to wanting to provide an oasis within nature. cultivators for passion, the client requested a new service building which would be able to contain a room for tree winter rest and a storage room for agricultural tools. so lapo ruffi and Venessa Giandonati realized the project which replaced an old greenhouse already occupying the location with a newly designed structure that could accommodate the collection of citrus trees as it grows during the colder months. alongside this motivation was also a desire to create a space for silence and meditation among the plants.
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