a pool in a private garden

a pool in a private garden

Architect
Massimo Adario Architetto

Carla Arrabito

Javier Narvaez Martinez
Location
Nepi, Italy
Project Year
2013
Category
Private Houses
Anna Positano

a pool in a private garden

Massimo Adario Architetto as Architects

In the historic center of the city of Nepi (Italy), a few meters from the Cathedral and the main street, a rectangular pool has been built within a private garden that is irregularly shaped. The intention was to create an open space within a private environment that goes beyond a simple garden; and which contains a “water point” that has been designed interpreting the old public wash-basins in the town, some still existing but no longer used. The result is an infinity pool made entirely of peperino / lava stone, with its classic speckled gray coloring, typical of this area. The portion of the pool above ground is made of solid stone sections, forming an almost monolithic rectangular border, containing the water. On the only accessible side of the pool, large concrete slabs made of a mixture of cement and peperino / lava stone chips, form a bench, as a reminder of the dry zones typical of the old public wash-basins. The area surrounding the pool is paved with the same stone, cut into slabs that never touch the perimeter party walls, thus leaving a narrow gap between the pavement and the walls, allowing for planted ivy to climb the walls, creating green backdrops to the pool and seating area.

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