La Torre Bianca by DOS Architects
Embodying the heart of Italian serenity, La Torre Bianca is a stunning modern house nestled within the scenic confines of Gagliano del Capo, Salento. Set between the rugged Adriatic coastline and the pristine white beaches of the Ionian Sea, this architectural marvel exudes tranquility in the midst of a bustling Italian commune.
Designed in 2020 by renowned architects Lorenzo Grifantini and Allegra Figus of DOS Architects, this property offers an escape from the fast-paced London life to a tranquil retreat in the land they love most.
Drawing on their international expertise and a touch of audacity, they have sculpted a secluded haven within the heart of Gagliano del Capo, a hidden gem just steps from the historic San Rocco church. Echoing the town’s distinctive white aesthetic, La Torre Bianca offers a harmonious blend of modern design within the old-world charm of Southern Italy.
About La Torre Bianca
A Tranquil Haven Amidst the Mediterranean Landscape
Nestled within a regional park situated between the rocky Adriatic coast and the pristine white beaches of the Ionian Sea, a house stands out as an emblem of tranquillity and refined design. This elegant abode is the creative product of Lorenzo Grifantini, the director of DOS Architects – an established London-based architecture studio with an international portfolio. Assisting Lorenzo in bringing this architectural gem to life is his wife, Allegra Figus, who lent her talent to the home’s interior design.
Seeking a serene refuge from the frenetic pace of London city life, Lorenzo and Allegra envisioned a tranquil haven for their family in a place close to their hearts: Salento. After years of exploration, they finally laid eyes on a small plot of land in Gagliano del Capo, a picturesque town just minutes from the Adriatic coast. The site, tucked away behind the San Rocco church, is conveniently adjacent to the town center, yet offers a private, serene atmosphere.
Overcoming Urban Challenges: Building a Dream Home in Italy
For any city-dweller, especially those accustomed to the hustle of a metropolis like London, the decision to build ex-novo in a complex urban landscape such as Italy, demands remarkable determination and a sprinkle of audacity.
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