La Torre Bianca by Dosarchitects

The White Tower house is located in Gagliano del Capo, a quiet village in the heart of Salento, the southernmost region of Apulia that stretches at the “heel of Italian boot” in south-eastern Italy.


The house is located in the regional park that stretches between the rocky Adriatic coast and the white beaches of the Ionian Sea. The house is designed by architect Lorenzo Grifantini, director of DOS architects, an established architecture studio based in London with an international portfolio, assisted by his wife Allegra Figus for the design of the interior. Aiming to escape the hustle and bustle of their London city life, their vision was to create a haven of tranquillity for their family in a place they most love: Salento. Having spent years searching for the ideal place, Lorenzo and Allegra discovered a small plot of land in Gagliano del Capo, a small white town minutes away from the Adriatic coast. The site is adjacent to the centre of the town and yet tucked away, hidden behind San Rocco church.

Living in a metropolis like London, building ex-novo in Italy, in a complex urban context, required great determination and a pinch of madness.

Photography courtesy of Dosarchitects

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- by Matt Watts

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