Dreaming the Italian life-style? Finding an enchanting old building in the most beautiful parts of Italy and transforming it in your home has never been so easy FIND YOUR HOME Watch full video Slide Loading video...

Dreaming the Italian life-style? Finding an enchanting old building in the most beautiful parts of Italy and transforming it in your home has never been so easy FIND YOUR HOME Watch full video Slide

OUR MISSION

Build less, save land, protect beauty

Dimora’s mission is to preserve the enchanting old buildings of the Italian countryside and rural hamlets that are at risk of disappearing, whilst tackling the problem of unsustainable land consumption.
Dimora combines high quality design to preserve the strong identity of these places, with an ethical approach to sustainability that extends beyond the energy efficiency formulas and take into consideration community, local economy and lifestyle.

SELECTED PROJECTS

We hate fake: old is old, new is new

Make the dream of living in a charming Italian home come true with our ‘hassle-free’ services

Listen and find

Tell us about you, what you like, and how much is your budget.
We will listen carefully and use our extensive knowledge of the built environment to enquiry our trusted net of estate agencies, so you won’t waste time in looking at and visiting properties that are not for you.

Design

With a long experience in architecture under our belt, we can easily re-imagine how the house can be transformed and carefully adapted to your personality and requirements, meeting regulations and budget constraints: a bespoke home designed around you.

Project management

Choosing builders and contractors can be very difficult, especially for foreigners.
We can help you select the right professionals, contractors and installers, we also include a full A to Z project management service for a smooth operation.

STAY INSPIRED

Wisdom begins in wonder

Fuertepenedo Arquitectos converted a derelict rural building building in Miraflores, Spain, in a modern house. We love the juxtaposition of the new modern extension and the old fabric of the building. Enjoy the beautiful photos by Hector Santos Diez in the article published in Archilovers....

Maintaining the original atmosphere of the rural culture was the great achievemnt of this project located in the Piedmont, Italy. The architect Carlo Bagliani integrated the necessary element for a modern life with minimal interventions, leaving the building speak for itself. We love how the subtlelties of the palette and the minimal design can really recreate the original simplicity of this house. Discover this elegant projects in this Archdaily article, photos by Anna Positano, Carola Merello....

The built-environment has an important impact in the climate change accounting for almost 40% of CO2 emission and affecting natural habitats. Architects play major roles in the transformation of the environment; from the embedded carbon footprint of construction materials to the energy consumption of a building in use, there is a lot that needs to change. UK architects put together a manifesto called Architects Declare in which they ask all built environment professionals to join forces to tackle climate breakdown and biodiversity loss....

Check out these two projects that involve the insertion of a prefabricated architecture inside an abandoned building; a delicate operation that reminds of "Matryoshka dolls". We love how the enigmatic charm of the ruin is not only maintained but glorified by those new interventions, that contemporary declare their own modernity....

Minimalism, if followed without hesitation, can magnify the the power of the building and its surroundings and create spaces that have the same evocative capacity of poetry. In transforming an old abandoned house in the Swiss Canton of Ticino, Wespi De Meuron Romero Architects decided that "the main target of the intervention was to carve out the force of the massive stonewalls and to gain this archaic simplicity of the volume of the historic building" Archdaily article with text provided by Wespi De Meuron Romero Architects , photos by Hannes Henz ...

CNN travel "How Italy accidentally invented the perfect Covid-era hotel" Interesting article by Valentina DiDonato and Antonia Mortensen about the albergo diffuso (scattered hotel) in Italy, that saved centuries-old villages that suffered from depopulation. The idea is to revive an abandoned village by restoring its derelict buildings and using these as hotel rooms, but in this case the hotel is not a single block, but it is made of the various historic building of the village. ...

Clavenrossier architects completely transformed a19th century house included and adjacent barn in a small village in the middle of the Swiss mountains (Canton of Valais). By retaining the original stone walls they created 'an ensemble that could communicate with its environment, vineyards, stone walls and the Alps'. Article by Architonic. Photos by Roger Frei...

The Guggenheim Museum in New York opened the exhibition 'Countryside, The Future' on Feb 20th at the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic. Curated by the famous architect Rem Koolhaas, it investigates the infinite complexities of our world and the fine balance between cities and contryside. Too focused on the urban areas, where almost two third of the population live, we forgot to take care of the countryside, considering it only as a bucholic land without recognising its important role in supporting the cities. This Wallpaer* article by Eva Hagberg is a nice presentation of the exhibition and a valid introduction to the topic Countryside/Urban Areas ...

Nice and short Forbes article that describes how in recent time Italy 'has witnessed an important counter-flow that has brought young, educated and metropolitan folks back to the countryside. Many Italians under 35 years old have decided to return to rural areas to take up both a business and a lifestyle in agriculture-related fields' Good news for the slow food trend and the production of organic, bio, at zero km and artisanal food , but also for the proper care our countryside deserve!...

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