Guest House Bologna
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Small houses are increasingly the rage, but space has its advantages, too. Particularly the space you sometimes need between yourself and your house guests. In the hills of Bologna, Italy, Enrico Iascone Architetti has solved one homeowner's issues with an unassuming, but cozy and modern guest house—the kind that could even impress VIPs, like your mother-in-law. The gray wood panels blend in with the tree bark around the building. Rectangular openings allow light blades to show inside. The interior is straight-forward with a white resin floor. And seeing as you don't want your in-laws running up the electric bill, it is packed with energy-saving features. The only trouble is letting those guests know when they've worn out their welcome.