The Landscape Houses of Alberto Ponis

A series of holiday homes built in the 1960’s melt into the environment that dictated their design.

Swimming Pool at the foot of the house of Costa Gostner.

Swimming Pool at the foot of the house of Costa Gostner.

Stairs dug into the rock of Casa Bak (1968).

Stairs dug into the rock of Casa Bak (1968).

Central Chimney of Sudio di Yasmin (1971), evoking the circular plan of the home.

Central Chimney of Sudio di Yasmin (1971), evoking the circular plan of the home.

Casa di Ivan, a wide tiled home resembling a starfish.

Casa di Ivan, a wide tiled home resembling a starfish.

Casa Hartley almost completely disappears between the rocks and cliffs that overlook the ocean.

Casa Hartley almost completely disappears between the rocks and cliffs that overlook the ocean.

Casa Scalesciana, sits suspended above the sea.

Casa Scalesciana, sits suspended above the sea.

So Granola, But I Dig It!

Photography: Unknown

Photography: Unknown

Those of us who live in the city, sometimes feel like we are going to melt into the heat and humidity often find ourselves wishing for a little pool relief.

This little innovation reminded me of just that. Hippy Chic, bathtub in the ground, and voila, a wadding pool that will last as long as the bathtub remains crack free. Cooling down is essential in summer months, and this is clever. -tM