fontanile pool by LAD presents views of the rural italian landscape
 
fontanile pool by LAD presents views of the rural italian landscape
jul 31, 2015

fontanile pool by LAD presents views of the rural italian landscape

fontanile pool by LAD presents views of the rural italian landscape
all images courtesy of laboratorio di architettura e design

 

 

 

located in the old italian city of tarquinia, laboratorio di architettura e design (LAD) has completed a small pool in the garden of a private villa. positioned behind the historic city walls, the intervention is designed to be ‘a machine for observing the landscape’, with two stone walls channeling views like an optical device. comprising three distinct elements — the landscape, the pool and the deck — the shape and proportions of the project are reminiscent of ‘fontanile’, vernacular structures built to hold natural spring water. the project intends to create a space that exists in harmony with the environment, allowing its users to contemplate the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

 

 


fontanile pool, tarquinia, italy
video courtesy of laboratorio di architettura e design

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the shape of the pool is reminiscent of vernacular structures built to hold natural spring water

laboratorio di architettura e design lad fontanile pool tarquinia italy designboom
the intervention is designed to be a machine for observing the landscape

laboratorio di architettura e design lad fontanile pool tarquinia italy designboom
two stone walls channel views across the rural lazian landscape

laboratorio di architettura e design lad fontanile pool tarquinia italy designboom
the project intends to create a space that exists in harmony with nature

laboratorio di architettura e design lad fontanile pool tarquinia italy designboom
project drawings

laboratorio di architettura e design lad fontanile pool tarquinia italy designboom
sketch detailing the pool’s plan

 

 

project info:

 

name: fontanile pool
type: private pool
location: tarquinia, italy
design: 2014
completed: 2015
client: private
designer: matteo bianchi

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