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Drawing From The Architectural Vernacular Of Puglia, Studio Andrew Trotter Has Designed An Italian Holiday Retreat

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Set amongst the olive and almond groves of Carovigno, just seven kilometers from the coast in southern Italy, Studio Andrew Trotter has created ‘Villa Cardo’: a four-bedroom holiday home that puts a contemporary spin on the architectural vernacular of Puglia.

The all-white building was constructed from local materials using traditional techniques; a decision that was as much practical as it was aesthetic. Consequently, the space feels quintessentially Italian; its pared-back interior remaining light, airy and cool during the heat of summer. The holiday house exists in two parts; the main house and a small house modeled on the traditional stone buildings of Puglia known as Lamia. Between the two buildings is a large terrace area fit with a long table for alfresco dining and a lap pool.

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All images © Salva López

Andrew Trotter: Architectural and interior design 2017 until completion
Giacomo Cicoria: Technical architect 2017 until completion
Fabio Cervellera: Builder 2017 until completion
Michele Martinetti: Spatial concept 2016