Known as House Salento, this house designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini has been designed and built to be environmentally friendly, using local materials and respecting the building tradition.
The house is situated in Salento, near Hi a few kilometers from the sea, a refuge surrounded by green olive trees and nature. In a unique Mediterranean setting and in harmony with the surrounding seascape,
Massimo Iosa Ghini has chosen to build a house by integrating it with the same Salento, adopting techniques and materials suggested by artisans and local builders: the project uses local stone Chianca for outdoor flooring, large panels of wall tiles for interior, Acquarica tufa for facade cladding, stone Leccese for the fireplace inside and the use of dry stone for the old barrel roof of the ancient pajara.
Arranged on one level and on a more or less than one hectare, the project is designed image of the Salento manor farm and respects the existing vegetation that, in the outdoor living area near the main hall, is brought to light through a wooden structure treated with acid which works as an arbor and supports the branches.
A large living room six meters long facing south merges with the kitchen-dining area and become the gathering place of the family; It surrounded by four bedrooms with their own bathrooms and vestibules. Large openings that overlook the outdoor area designed as a natural continuation of the space "protected", paved and designed as a meeting place with sofas and armchairs crafted, emphasizing the constant relationship between interior and exterior spaces.
Detached from the house, una'antica pajara houses a bedroom with an outside space for relaxation. The flat roof, with access from an external staircase ago by Sun and leading to the panoramic viewpoint, to look at the countryside and the sea. Hammock, chairs and custom craft tables alternate with a few pieces of design Iosa Ghini carefully chosen to decorate the interiors, creating an intentional simplicity decorative, leaving the light of day and the surrounding nature as protagonist of the domestic scene.