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House in Salento Uses Simple, Unfinished Bricks for Its Walls

 - Feb 8, 2018
References: archdaily
Today, homes incorporate a broad range of materials for both structural and aesthetic purposes, but 'House in Salento' is reminiscent of a time when home design was far simpler than it is today. The attractive family home in Italy, which was designed by Iosa Ghini Associati, features walls made from traditional, raw brick, giving it a rustic appearance that's more in line with historic buildings of the region than it is with contemporary architecture.

Beyond material choice, the use of those materials further falls in line with conceptions about traditional architecture. For example, the home's courtyard is surrounded by a short brick wall, which is a feature of many old, historic properties in the area. Combined with the gnarled olive trees that grow in the courtyard and around the home, its clear that House in Salento is indebted to its heritage.

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