rural courtyard unites traditional italian trullo with cea design home

rural courtyard unites traditional italian trullo with cea design home


in a quest to preserve its original identity while integrating contemporaneity, milan-based design company cea present the jmg house project in southern italythe client’s primary desire is to create an intimate bond between the surrounding area and the house itself, without sacrificing the comfort and space of a charming house.

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the trullo faces the l-shaped home



in order to unite the pre-existing trullo and the recently built l-shape home, cea design creates a rural courtyard for its jmg house project. the structure contains the owners’ living and sleeping spaces and on the opposing side, the large windows overlook the scenic valley and the traditional italian trullo used as a guest house . the skilful use of proportions, materials and textures of the exterior can also be found in the home’s interior where opaque and darker surfaces are illuminated by the soft light entering from the windows.

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the house is embedded in plain nature amongst the towering olive trees

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the jmg house has a pool overlooking the scenic valley

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a touch of contemporaneity

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the stone sink reflects the materials used for the exterior of the house



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