The place where this house is set is one of the most exclusive places of Italy, sited in Liguria and called “Arenzano Pineta”: the landscape is extraordinary about 100 meters above the sea. An upland of 135 hectares of land and it was a game preserve and an agricultural zone.
In the pine forest of Arenzano in the second half of the 50’s there was a huge architectural experimentation, so, there the most important Italian architects, such as Ignazio Gardella, Giò Ponti, Giancarlo de Carlo, Ludovico Magistretti, projected buildings for this place.
This is, also, one of the most protected places in Italy, and there the superintendence controls projects very carefully. The project of a new house has been a very interesting challenge, also in this situation. “House in the pine forest” is a beautiful example of a modern house well inserted in the natural context, thanks to the sapient use of a simple geometry, of the white colour and of the natural outdoor floor material “ardesia stone”.
Architect: 3ndy Studio
Years of building: 2010-2014
Photographer: Alessandro Lazzari