BS House

BS House

Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy | View Map
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Private Houses
Alessandra Bello
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Recessed wall lighting fixturesSIMES
FurnitureRoda SRL
ROOT, MISTRAL | Sun lounger, Double, Network, Teka table
Dining tablePorro S.p.A.

Product Spec Sheet
Recessed wall lighting fixtures
ROOT, MISTRAL | Sun lounger, Double, Network, Teka table by Roda SRL
Dining table
Convivium by Arclinea

BS House: A smart studio-house in the countryside of puglia

Reisarchitettura as Architectural design and construction supervision

The BS house derived from the ten-year experience of REISARCHITETTURA in the renovation of traditional stone structures in the Apulian countryside, but it develops in a different way thanks to the combination with contemporary technology and comfort.

photo_credit Alessandra Bello
Alessandra Bello

A German couple contacted the studio in 2015 because they wanted a new and modern house to live all year round. This new challenge immediately thrilled the architects because designing something completely new was an opportunity to apply the wisdom of the local building tradition to a contemporary project. First a free land was found with the clients, the plot has a splendid view of the valley and sculptural olive trees.

photo_credit Alessandra Bello
Alessandra Bello

The location where the house has been built was chosen in order to save all the olive trees and enjoy the best view. The natural choice has been to create a C-shaped volume with a central patio to protect from the hot sun of Puglia. The project has been modeled in dialogue with the context: the olive trees are used as sculptures that decorate the space between the pool and the house, the external elevations are almost completely blind and inside the patio there are large, glazed openings. The finishing materials are those of tradition: local stone and lime plaster, but with contemporary taste and details.

photo_credit Alessandra Bello
Alessandra Bello

An important element of the project is technology at the service of sustainability and the use of renewable energy sources. The roof is equipped with a photovoltaic system for the production of electricity that powers the heat pump for the air conditioning of the house, a solar panels system provides hot water and a rainwater recovery system is provided. The house is equipped with a KNX home automation system that allows remote control of everything via web-server: from security and alarm systems, to solar shading, to air conditioning, lighting and energy consumption monitoring. The house in its final configuration has an annual energy consumption from the grid of less than 30 kWh / m² and with the abundant photovoltaic system integrated into the roof this consumption can be reduced to zero.

photo_credit Alessandra Bello
Alessandra Bello

Material Used :
1. Garofoli Spa, “Filomuro” interior doors
2. Oikos Venezia Srl, “Tekno” entry door
3. Simes Spa, “Skill” recessed wall lighting fixtures
4. Vimar Spa, “Eikon Evo” electrical fixtures
5. Arclinea Arredamenti Spa, “Convivium” kitchen
6. Roda Srl, “Double” pouf, “Network” chairs and benches, “Mistral” armchairs and sunloungers, “Teka” table and side table, “Root” side table (gazebo and pool)
7. Flexform Spa, “Adda” sofa (living room)
8. MDF Italia Srl, “Flow Color” chairs (dining)
9. Porro Spa, “Ellipse” table (dining)
10. Flos Spa, “Belvedere Spot F2” bollards (garden)

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