ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy

ev signature places an olive tree in the heart of the project

 

EV Signature renovates a complex of four trulli and three lamie, blending contemporary elements with the local structures, in San Michele Salentino, Italy. Trulli, known for their conical roofs and dry stone construction, and lamie, recognized for their robust stone build and vaulted ceilings, are both traditional to the region. The design features a modern living room within the original complex, highlighted by a fully transparent space framed in Corten steel. Inside this space, at the heart of the house, an ancient olive tree stands as a symbol of harmony with the natural environment, giving the project its name, Glass Tree. Extensive excavation and landscaping create a spacious courtyard, providing an outdoor space that complements the overall design.

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
all images courtesy of EV Signature

 

 

Glass Tree showcases elements of the original structure

 

EV Signature envelops visitors in the archaic and rustic atmosphere of the interior, where the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces dissolves. Large pivoting windows offer views of the swimming pool, inviting year-round enjoyment. The bathrooms and kitchen boast unique features, with sinks and an island made from locally carved monoliths. The architects choose to showcase local stone on parts of the walls, carefully restored, while other areas are treated with organic lime wash and rustic plaster. 

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
EV Signature renovates a complex of four trulli and three lamie

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
trulli and lamie are both traditional to the region

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
the project is named after the olive tree in the transparent space

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
the design features a modern living room within the original complex

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
EV signature envelops visitors in the archaic and rustic atmosphere of the interior

ancient-olive-tree-renovated-traditional-residential-complex-italy-06-03-2024-1800-03

an ancient olive tree stands as a symbol of harmony with the natural environment

 

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
the living room is highlighted by a fully transparent space framed in Corten steel

ancient-olive-tree-renovated-traditional-residential-complex-italy-06-03-2024-1800-01

large pivoting windows offer views of the swimming pool

ancient olive tree thrives within renovated traditional residential complex in italy
the architects choose to showcase local stone on parts of the walls

 
ancient-olive-tree-renovated-traditional-residential-complex-italy-06-03-2024-1800-02

nightime lighting complemets the complex

 

 

 

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the bedrooms are nested inside the trulli
the bedrooms are nested inside the trulli
the bathroom sinks are made from locally carved monoliths
the bathroom sinks are made from locally carved monoliths
the bathrooms and kitchen boast unique features
the bathrooms and kitchen boast unique features
the trulli are known for their conical roofs and dry stone construction
the trulli are known for their conical roofs and dry stone construction
some areas are treated with organic lime wash and rustic plaster
some areas are treated with organic lime wash and rustic plaster
the kitchen island is made from local stone
the kitchen island is made from local stone
the swimming pool invites year-round enjoyment
the swimming pool invites year-round enjoyment

project info:

 

name: Glass Tree
architect: EV Signature
location: San Michele Salentino, Apulia, Italy

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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