Borgo Gallana – Photo by Salva López
06/09/2022 – Borgo Gallana is the new accommodation, signed by Andrew Trotter studylocated among the olive trees in the countryside of Oria, in Puglia.
With two existing structures already in the ground, Studio Andrew Trotter designed a patio between them and two stairs on each side. In addition, the existing properties have been expanded to achieve three independent homes.
Architecturally, vaulted ceilings and concrete floors have been used throughout the property. The local sandstone “tuff” is the main material used for the construction of the structures. The custom-made and locally made sinks and kitchen worktops are designed by Studio.
It tells the young owner Giuseppe to our editorial staff.
How was the project born and what is the philosophy behind it?
Four years ago I decided to buy land in the countryside of Oria, near my hometown.
The two farmhouses contained very interesting architectural elements that inspired the whole project carried out by Andrew Trotter, such as the old fireplace, the star vaults, the masonry benches, the whitewashed walls without plaster and the industrial concrete floor “.
What have you chosen to cherish and what should you tear down?
The two houses have been extended to allow the addition of bathrooms and a third apartment.
In terms of outdoor areas, Andrew has created two patios.
Is there any curiosity or anecdote related to the project?
The garden represents a unique choice, in fact it is curated by the founders of Lamia Santolina, who have thought of a space dedicated to the Mediterranean ecosystem. Careful research aimed at protecting varieties of native and endemic plants planted in a centuries-old olive grove, to diversify and enrich a memory that was in danger of being lost.
More than 50 local workers were involved in the construction of Borgo Gallana. The search for the workers was the phase that took more than a year, as the techniques used so far are little used and some not in use. The research phase was very long, knowing that it would have made a difference ”.
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