Architetto Paola Rebellato

net internal area 88 m²

2009 schematic design
2010 design development, beginning of construction
2011 end of construction

The project involves the restoration and enlargement as holiday residence of a “trullo” structure typical of “Valle d'Itria”.
The original structure had a trullo with three cones -  a main one and two smaller – and a stone vaulted “lamia”. The structure was enlarged in traditional style with two new cones and a service volume. 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 and the vaulted roof has rainwater recovery. Following these traditional principles you can assure internal comfort and good temperature also in summertime. The residence in its final layout has: entrance/dining in the original trullo, living room in the original lamia, two bedrooms and two bathrooms in two new  cones and kitchen, laundry and technical space in a new white volume attached to the lamia.