(1939-1940) - Firenze - Swimming pool - Villa I Collazzi

Attributed to Michelangelo, the villa is surrounded by terraced gardens.

This is one of Porcinaiís rare interventions in a historic garden. It is an extremely simple and elegant solution: a swimming pool set in the centre of a lawn bordered by hedges and a row of cypress trees. The pool is clad in yellow and grey quartzite with the rim in dark grey pietra serena sandstone. The austere simplicity of the design enhances the historic prestige of the villa. (Ph.: © Paola Porcinai)