As a reimagining of an existing stables out-building, PAGO pays homage to an eclectic past, retaining reminders of its previous chapters, into the present. Wanting to imbed a uniquely European feel amongst the raw stonework and its rural setting, a warm and textural approach welcomes interaction, yet feels deliberately familiar. As its own sanctuary within a larger estate, the integration with water imbeds a calming resolve, using reflections and a fluid motion to counter the more weighted elements of the space.
Having been home to several prominent artists prior, the uniqueness of the residence and its outlook connected with its current owners from the outset. As an honouring of such a unique lineage, and a place of musing for so many, the return to a more local focus ensures the space becomes a celebration of place. By working with and enhancing the nuanced imperfections that settle in buildings over time, newly inserted cedar blinds allow a tempering of light and heat. A collection of sustainably sourced materials then encases the interior and restore the exterior as needed, to setting the scene for the next chapter.
Owner-built, the newly renovated form sits idyllically amongst the rambling gardens of its surrounds, transportive in a way, to another place and time.