"This project expresses my way to understand and practice architecture and it shows my love for Salento, a place of real and ancient charm. I like to think to the project as a tactile and sensorial exploration of spaces and materials in a minimalism key, but with a particular attention to the atmosphere as a category of beauty. This is not only a holiday home, but it tells my need to escape from the excess of fullness, from noises, from the visual stimulations of the “scenic hypertrophy”.
As you can imagine, when you work by yourself, you finally get rid of any conditionings and impediments, that are just heavy accessorizes that accompany the daily job.
You can use your own language without any compromise or excuse, showing yourself in the most intimate way, especially when you are designing your home.
When you have the fortune to arrive in a place like this one, that gives a special emotion and creates a peculiar atmosphere, the job is done, at least for me because I prefer to work by subtraction.
The atmosphere is a category of beauty: for this reason, this project tells the role and
the importance of this aspect in my work. In order to search a pause, a lost interval, secular tastes, smells of Mediterranean (myrtle, liquorice, thyme, rosemary) towards a void."