The kitchen’s stainless steel sink is a prototype of the one Lissoni
The kitchen’s stainless steel sink is a prototype of the one Lissoni designed for Boffi’s Aprile collection,
and the countertops are melamine.
Not far from the house is a saltwater infinity pool—Lissoni prefers it to the nearby ocean, where the beaches are too crowded.
But for the architect, water also plays a symbolic role. “It changes our relationship to space,” he says.
“It creates a reflection and adds an element of sensuality. In Japan, water symbolizes life.
You welcome someone to your home by placing a glass of water on the floor. So I say hello to everyone with water.”
The pool is lined with local basalt, which makes the water “perfectly transparent—not fake blue,” he says.
“It’s like a natural lake in a volcanic area.”
The infinity pool has a surround of Salvatori lava stone, and the gazebo of iroko wood has a bamboo-trellis ceiling.
The house, jokes Lissoni, is like a vampire: “It takes away your energy.
You might be sitting on one of the sofas on the terrace looking at the view, and you realize the whole morning has passed.
But you never feel that you’ve lost time. Instead, you sense that you’re in a perfect place.” สถาปนิก