Exterior design, 2013

50% - Wood deck Ipè
40% - Black pvc
10% - Cor-Ten steel

The swimming pool is an extended rectangle that frames the sicilian landscape, it is one of the distinctive elements of B&D Villa in Cianciana (Ag).
The rectangular swimming pool is of 3,3 X 13,2 m size, it is an in-ground pool, sunk into the ground, it is a mixed structure made of concrete and steel panels (1,20 h) its maximum height is of 1,90 m. The access to the swimming pool consists of a system of big steps that creates seatings into the water. These seatings are located in one of the short side of the swimming pool, that is the South side.
The black cladding made of PVC turn the swimming pool into a stretch of water that reflects the sky and the surrounding nature.
The infinity edge of the swimming pool is placed along the West side and it opens the view to the horizon projecting the swimming pool towards the landscape.The infinity edge has a corten cladding and it generates a water wall, the West elevation of the swimming pool.
The swimming pool is sunk in a rectangular foundation of 22,40 X 6.00 m made up of 18mm thick and a dimension of 2200x95mm ipe beams.
The wooden deck provides to the swimming pool solarium of a great / high comfort and a pleasant aesthetic effect in harmony with the architectural elements and the landscape features of the place.
The customer had the particular demand to extend opening season of the swimming pool also in Spring and Autumn. To reach this demand 2 devices have been fitted: 1. Solar panel system ( positioned on top) with a heat exchanger heat the swimming pool water, while in winter ( when the swimming pool is closed) it will be the heating system of the house through the heating floor. The entire system is connected with a heat pump to provide supplementary kcal to reach the thermal comfort.
2. A compartment narrow to the North side of the swimming pool, hide on the deck, it houses the isothermic covers of the swimming pool. The water is treated for seawater electrolysis.

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