Revisiting Cascina through the new set of photographs by Francesca Iovene, the agricultural qualities of the site and its ever-changing landscape become more apparent. Reflecting upon its positioning in the Alta Langhe Piedmont region of Northern Italy, the autumnal photos capture the palette of materials with a newfound lightness. Restoring the building back to its former agrarian appearance, the autumnal season transforms the Lucerna stone with a subtle transformative quality.
Having captured Cascina in winter, the autumnal setting reveals another dimensionality to the building; one which highlights the subtle integration of materials and craftsmanship as an aperture of the surrounding landscape. With an elegant low-carbon construction, the material elements define Cascina a house that is harmoniously tied to its ever-changing natural context.