Architetto Paola Rebellato

net internal area 92 m²

2008 schematic design
2008 design development, beginning of construction
2010 end of construction

The project involves the refurbishment and enlargement of a traditional “trullo” structure in Ostuni's countryside as residence with pool. The original structure had three cones, a main one and two smaller. The trullo was enlarged in traditional style with three new cones and a lower volume for service spaces. The project had particular care in using materials and building systems typical of the area. The builder brought his experience of “maestro trullaro”, a builder specialized in these typical houses.

The handmade stone bricks walls are very thick in order to protect from heat. The vaulted roof has rainwater recovery. Following these traditional principles, you can assure internal comfort and good temperature also in summertime. The house in its final layout has entrance/dining area in the original trullo, living room in a new cone, two bedrooms in other two new cones, two bathrooms and two service spaces. A pool is integrated in the landscape in front of the house, where you have a nice view on the surrounding olive trees country.