Tabià are traditional rural buildings used as shelter for livestock and hay. They can be found on the grassy slopes of the Dolomites valleys. These vernacular structures form an essential part of the anthropised alpine landscape, as well as testimonies of extinct practices and traditions. The project springs from the awareness that the tabià is a sentinel watching over a landscape that must be respected. It is therefore necessary to preserve both its structural independence and its exterior specific character, in spite of the problematic confrontation with the anti-seismic regulations. A new steel frame structure is installed inside the ancient edifice, which is thoroughly conserved.