Italy's Architectural New Guard
Not everything here is ancient history. From towering, ultra-white forms to a Bauhaus-inspired villa enveloped in cork, here are some brilliant moments of modern design.
Created as "a place of conviviality and play" according to its designer, this award-winning holiday home with a central tower, courtyard and swimming pool, is certainly a place for contemporary aesthetics - and fun.
Strong lines and a bold color scheme define this small studio apartment just two minutes from the shores in Plemmirio. We love the windows here; especially the one running quirkily along the floor, revealing the rocks and vegetation of the garden.
Here in Lecce near the Greek-tinged village of Martano, architect Antonio Lorenzo Gallo combines the original style of the settlements of the region with modern architectural forms and earth elements.
This traditional Pugliese home was transformed into a gleaming villa with today's amenities. Quiet, calm, and infused the brightness and clean lines of a spa-like environment, this place exudes healthy living.
Seemingly straight out of a Bond movie, this exceptional property overlooks the town of Lucca. With its marble rock face and curved, mirror-like infinity pool, staying here is a chance to live out a great adventure.
This villa is the first home on the island to be entirely clad in sustainable cork. Its cylindrical forms are Bauhaus-inspired, and mesh beautifully with the olive and carob trees around it.
Dynamic shapes mingle in this homage to traditional Apulian design, but diverge into the new in a bold interpretation. Slide away panoramic windows converse silently with the landscape; the lines between in and out dissolve.
The verdant green of the Mediterranean countryside and the golden beaches of the island’s coast come together to form the setting for this clean-lined luxury villa. Imagine yourself here, sipping an Aperol Spritz with sweeping views over Portopalo.
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