Trullo GT by Reisarchitettura

Trullo GT is a traditional stone house located in Ostuni, Italy, redesigned in 2020 by Reisarchitettura.

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The structure is located in a terraced land with an olive grove and a view on the surrounding valley, the original part includes a typical Ostuni tower with two rooms, a trullo, and an independent lamia, the extension consists of a new trullo and lamia with tuff vault in line with the traditional buildings of the place. The project has paid particular attention to the use of materials and construction systems typical of the area. The builder brought his experience as a “maestro trullaro”, a builder specialized in these typical constructions.

The dry stone walls split by hand are very thick in order to protect from heat and the roofs allow the recovery of rainwater. Following these traditional principles can ensure indoor comfort and a good temperature even in the hot Apulian summer. The final composition includes the main residence with entrance, independent kitchen, living room three bedrooms, and two bathrooms, and an independent dependence in the original lamia with living room bedroom, and bathroom.

The outdoor spaces have been designed with particular attention in order to integrate them into the terraces of the land supported by typical walls made of dry stone. The swimming pool and the floors made of sand-colored smoothed concrete are integrated into the terraces in front of the trullo overlooking the surrounding landscape, on the back a gazebo inserted between the rocks is designed for outdoor dining.

Inside, natural stone is combined with typical lime plaster and a rough smoothed concrete floor. The varnished wooden doors and windows, the decor, and the furnishings recall the vernacular style of the local agricultural craftsmanship.

Photography courtesy of Reisarchitettura

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- by Matt Watts