Glass Cube

location Ostuni (BR) / system Mogs 65 TT Steel

Material: Galvanized steel
Designer: Arch. Enrico Maria Cicchetti Studio EMC | Architects W

A rural paradise made of olive trees and lush nature is the harmonious background to a group of trulli restored to the splendor of the past. In this skillful renovation, in which the interiors flow seamlessly in the exterior and vice versa, the attention is focused on the realization of a glass cube, where light plays a primary role. The Glass Cube is a volume converted from storage of agricultural implements to an extension of the living area, creating a continuity with other environments by means of exposed stone walls, making fluid the spaces and passages between the various routes. It is essential, linear, rational, composed of a series of exposed concrete slabs rotated 90 ° with respect to each other, connected by vertical and horizontal glass walls. A large transparent case that surrounds a pre-existing centuries-old olive tree, underlining the importance of contrast and symbiosis with the surrounding nature, without changing the harmonies between empty and full, between matter and air, consolidated over time. The insertion of the new transparent volume has been realized with the Mogs 65 TT Steel system, which allows to obtain large windows with a very small visual impact (18 mm) together with a high anti-burglary safety and excellent energy performances. The planner, Architect Enrico Maria Cicchetti, has been inspired by the principles of the Bauhaus and by the interpretation of design as a union of art, craftsmanship and technology. The result of the work is given by the direct synergy between the various workers of the place, which bring the knowledge of local materials and their workmanship, and the designer who integrates the historicity with a balanced modern contribution.