Architetto Paola Rebellato

net internal area 125 m²

2012 schematic design
2013 design development, beginning of construction
2014 end of construction


The project consists in a private holiday house with pool derived from the refurbishment and enlargement of an abandoned small “trullo” located on a small hill covered by olive and almond trees. “Trulli” are cone-roofed stone building typical of Valle d’Itria, a rural area in the south-east of Italy. The existing building had four “coni” (cone-roof) with a central room. The building was completely restored and enlarged creating new spaces and rooms following the owner’s requirements. 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 house in its final layout has dining room and kitchen in the original trullo, living room in a new lamia, two bedrooms with two bathrooms in two new cones and a third bedroom in a second new lamia. The pool is integrated in the landscape in front of the house, where you have a nice view on the surrounding olive trees country.