Windows: wood, painted white
Façade: fresh plaster
Roof: pitched roof, copper sheets for the roof of the towers: pyramid-shaped skylight
Load-bearing structure: beams and piers in reinforced concrete
The villa for the Vanelo family in Marina di Massa was built by Magistretti in the early eighties.
Its very symmetric volume has four corner towers grouped around a centre room with a pyramid-shaped skylight. Each of the side volumes has two floors: on the upper floor of each tower there is a bedroom with private bathroom while the lower floor is part of a single, seamless living room overlooking the garden with low concrete walls that create its rhythm.
Every room as a loggia.
A flight of steps at the corner of one of the towers leads to the entrance to the house; all the towers have the same white, fresh plaster finish and a tall copper chimney (the same material used for the roofs).
F. Irace, V. Pasca, Vico Magistretti, architetto e designer, Milano 1999, p. 91