Andrew Trotter

  • Words Alyn Griffiths
  • Photos Fabian Martinez

The architect and designer on renewing traditional architecture.

Issue 51

, Design



  • Words Alyn Griffiths
  • Photos Fabian Martinez

After a 15-year stint in the ice-cold fashion industry, including a spell at Yohji Yamamoto, ANDREW TROTTER turned to architecture and found himself on sunnier shores. Now, the Englishman is forging a new visual lingua franca in Puglia—and beyond.

Most people seeing Masseria Moroseta for the first time assume it has been there for as long as the neighboring farmhouses. In fact, the chic hotel in southern Italy was completed in 2016 and was the first project designed by Barcelona-based Studio Andrew Trotter. It has quickly become a popular destination in Puglia thanks to its relaxed vibe—elegant, pared back and an embodiment of studio founder Andrew Trotter’s belief that “any design should belong to the place where it is built.”

Trotter designed Masseria Moroseta as a modern t...

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