Energy-Efficient Italian Villa with an Award-Winning Pool

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Villa A was renovated and extended by A-OMA architects in Catania, Italy. The architects kept the original pitched roof, lava stone, and wood, while adding sustainable features, steel, and glass. To conserve energy and give the house elemental beauty, the team installed a solarium, a watery cooling wall and pool, and a roof garden. The double-duty pool includes areas for swimming, diving, and hydromassage, so it’s no surprise that this soothing design won a 2014 Italian Pool Award.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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