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Hotel 1301 Inn - Slow Horse

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Within the context of current Italian production, 1301INN by ELASTICOSPA+3 is a pleasing example of architectural rule breaking. Going against the growing tendency of domestic architects to keep theory and practice well separated - especially when they venture beyond the small-time residential project - this building is a manifesto of an approach rooted in Italian architectural culture, successfully pulling together many complex themes into one consistent volume.
Occupying a small triangular plot in a spillover area north of the skiing resort of Piancavallo, near Pordenone in northeast Italy, 1301INN stands where there was once an anonymous hotel. This was partly demolished and then phagocytized by the new organism that took its place. What’s left of the former building is now the ground floor entrance. Above it, a sturdy three-storey wooden structure standing off the...

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