Dive into the best pools from around the world via our Pinterest board

Inspired by the summer heat, we’ve updated our Pinterest board dedicated to swimming pools, including a Mexican residence with a secluded pool and Stephan Zirwes’ aerial views of public pools. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›
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Stephan Zirwes showcases swimming pools in abstract aerial photographs

Photographer Stephan Zirwes uses drones to shoot aerial views of public swimming pools, in a bid to make people appreciate the value of free swimming facilities. The Pools series features an assortment of different public pools, from standard lap pools to ones in unusual shapes. They are all photographed from directly overhead, and set against a custom-made backdrop

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OOPEAA’s floating sea pools offer new swimming facilities to waterside cities

Architecture studio OOPEAA plans to introduce waterborne swimming pools to coastal and riverside cities around the world, with the first set to be built in Oulu, Finland. Finland-based OOPEAA, short for Office for Peripheral Architecture, won a competition to develop the global concept for the Allas Sea Pool. The studio’s vision is to create a worldwide family of public saunas, spas,

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Estudio Macías Peredo stylises Mayan architecture for Punta Caliza boutique hotel

Guadalajara-based architecture firm Estudio Macías Peredo has created an intimate sanctuary on the remote island of Holbox, Mexico, based on the region’s ancient buildings. Devoid of cars and accessible solely by ferry, Isla Holbox is a fishing village off the Yucatán Peninsula and an emerging beach destination within the Yum Balam nature reserve. Its main

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Lattice framework supports undulating roof at swimming pool by Brochet Lajus Pueyo

Brochet Lajus Pueyo has completed a swimming pool in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France, with a roof informed by waves and the movements of manta rays. Bordeaux-based studio Brochet Lajus Pueyo won a public competition to design the aquatic centre for the local municipality in the Vendée region of western France. Positioned on the outskirts of

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Three patios and a swimming pool slot into Casa La Quinta in Mexico

Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool. Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed Casa La Quinta for a retired couple. It is located in San Miguel

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Swimming pool flows between courtyard walls of Mexico’s Casa Xólotl

Masonry walls partition a patio and create various swimming areas at this renovated Mexican residence by Punto Arquitectónico. Casa Xólotl is a single-storey home in Mérida, which was overhauled by local firm Punto Arquitectónico after finding the home in disrepair. The studio renovated the house by dramatically transforming it into two separate volumes with a courtyard,

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Board-marked concrete walls frame pool views from AT House

Ten glazed sections divided by board-marked concrete walls are lined up to form this long Mexican house, designed by architect Laurent Herbiet. Herbiet, who runs the Mexico City-based studio Hrbt, completed AT House at the top of a hill in Oaxtepec – a town in the north of Mexican state Morelos – for a couple

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Ontario holiday home by Scott Posno takes cues from indigenous architecture

Iroquois longhouses influenced the creation of a country home by Canadian firm Scott Posno Design, which consists of a slender bar wrapped in cedar and glass. The project, called The Farm, is situated an hour east of Toronto, on a tranquil site surrounded by farmland and a protected forest. The two-storey dwelling serves as a nature

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Whipple Russell creates modern white mansion overlooking Beverly Hills

Rectilinear forms and intersecting planes define this hilltop Californian home by Whipple Russell Architects, designed for a sports professional who wanted a home suitable for entertaining. The project, called Benedict Canyon, was built on a hilltop in Beverly Hills and offers far-reaching vistas of the surrounding hills. A 10-foot-high (three-metre) retaining wall had to be

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Kengo Kuma to build aquatics centre and harbour bath in Copenhagen

Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates is designing an aquatics centre on Copenhagen’s harbour, featuring indoor pools framed by brick pyramids and outdoor baths that terrace down to meet the sea. Kengo Kuma’s office won a competition to design Water Culture House. It forms part of COBE’s regeneration of Chistriansholm – an artificial landmass also known as Paper Island,

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Studio Saxe creates contemporary villa in Costa Rican rainforest

San Jose-based architecture firm Studio Saxe has built a house in Costa Rica with an indoor-outdoor great room and cantilevered porches upstairs that overlook dense tropical foliage. Located in the town of Santa Teresa, Joya Villa measures 10,300 square feet (960 square metres) across two storeys, with a white lower level and timber details above. Black

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William F Cody designed Abernathy House for poolside parties in Palm Springs

Our series profiling the mid-century marvels of Palm Springs during the city’s Modernism Week concludes with the Abernathy House by American architect William F Cody, which was designed to maximise outdoor living. Cody designed the house in 1962 for James Logan Abernathy, a wealthy socialite in Palm Springs and the son of a pioneering furniture

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Glass-bottomed pool extends from Honolulu tower by SCB

A skyscraper in Hawaii has become the latest to feature a vertigo-inducing swimming pool, allowing brave swimmers to look down through its transparent base. The glass-bottomed pool extends out from the seventh floor of the Anaha complex in Honolulu, designed by Chicago-based studio Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in collaboration with local firm Benjamin Woo Architects.

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Angular white roof covers MJMA’s glazed aquatic centre in Vancouver

Canadian firm MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects has completed a swimming centre for the University of British Columbia, which is surrounded by fritted glass and topped with a dramatic white roof. The multi-use Aquatic Centre was designed for both elite-level swimming and daily community use in Vancouver. Amenities for Olympic training, community access, students at University

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KPF’s Brooklyn skyscraper to feature record-breaking rooftop pool

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 68-storey skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn will include the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof. Two new renderings show the infinity pool as part of a “rooftop retreat” that New York-based firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has designed for the Brooklyn Point residential tower, which is set to become

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Glazed pool and holey shutters offer Copacabana Beach views from Rio de Janeiro hotel

Miami studio Oppenheim Architecture has designed this hotel in Rio de Janeiro so that guests can overlook the city’s famous Copacabana Beach while bathing in a rooftop swimming pool. Oppenheim Architecture’s aim for the Emiliano Hotel was to create a “calm oasis of luxury within the vibrant energy” of the surrounding Copacabana neighbourhood and the

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Skapa updates prefabricated Norwegian seafront house with glazed walls

Oslo-based architecture office Skapa has transformed a tired villa near the Norwegian capital into a contemporary home featuring full-height glazed walls that open up to views of the surrounding trees and seascape. Villa Bergheimveien is situated on the Snarøya peninsula in the inner Oslofjord. The owners wanted to update their property on the waterfront site

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TBD overhauls West Village penthouse with rooftop deck and pool

New York design studio TBD has transformed an apartment in Manhattan’s West Village with white interiors and a new rooftop patio, complete with an outdoor shower and hot tub. TBD reconfigured the New York apartment – located on Christopher Street and measuring 1,600 square foot (149 square metres) – to create an open-plan layout. The

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Concrete house in Buenos Aires by Besonías Almeida fits among mature trees

Argentinian firm Besonías Almeida has built a house in Buenos Aires around existing foliage, using board-formed concrete and dark laminated timber panels. Casa Aranzazu is located in a residential part of the city, on a forested site with a footprint of 7,287 square feet (677 square metres). From the front, the concrete house appears to be rectangular, but

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BFDO redesigns waterfront house with rooftop garden in Virginia

New York firm BFDO has replaced a house in Virginia, tearing down all walls and leaving just the foundation, with a larger residence topped with a rooftop garden. Originally a 1950s ranch house, the structure was redesigned by Barker Freeman Design Office (BDFO) to add more living space and make the most of the large

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Hawkins\Brown uses engineered wood to build swimming pool for City of London Freemen’s School

Architecture firm Hawkins\Brown used two types of engineered timber to build this swimming facility at a school in Surrey, England. Located at the City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead, the swimming pool building boasts an exposed timber frame that incorporates windows looking out onto the surrounding woodland. Hawkins\Brown chose materials and construction methods to complement the building’s natural

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Image of swimming pool with vaulted ceiling named best architecture photograph of 2017

This shot of a dramatically lit swimming pool, taken by Terrence Zhang, has been named architectural photograph of the year. Shanghai-based photographer Zhang was named overall winner in this year’s Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards during the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last week. He was awarded the title for an almost symmetrical image, which

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Saucier + Perrotte designs iceberg-like Montreal sports complex with orange interiors

The Complexe Sportif Saint-Laurent in Montreal by Canadian firm Saucier + Perrotte has icy and black exteriors, contrasting the glossy orange surfaces found inside. Measuring 153,924 square feet (14,300 square metres), the complex is divided into two monochrome structures that together house an indoor soccer field, two swimming pools, a basketball court, fitness centre and

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VOA combines wood, marble and glass in layered composition of Portuguese seaside home

This house in the Portuguese coastal town of São Félix da Marinha comprises a series of stacked volumes clad in varying materials to signify the different programmatic functions contained within them. The property was designed by the Porto-based studio of Ventura Office Associates (VOA) to make optimal use of a plot with views towards the

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Windowless facade obscures seaside home in Kanagawa by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Windowless concrete walls obscure the view from one side of this home designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, while glazing and a cantilevering infinity pool make the most of sea vistas from the other. The residence’s street-facing northern facade is composed of three white boxes that have no openings, with only

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Modest holiday retreat by David Cervera nestles amongst the palms in Mexico

A natural finish made from tree sap covers this compact summer house on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, which has plenty of hammocks for relaxing in the shade. Designed by local architect David Cervera, El Palmar is sits within a grove of palms in Chuburná – a narrow barrier island north of Mérida. The home measures just

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Studio Saxe surrounds Costa Rican yoga retreat with jungle planting

San José-based practice Studio Saxe has designed this hotel in Costa Rica so that guests can perform yoga flows or rigorous boxing workouts in a studio surrounded by lush vegetation. Hotel Nalu-Nosara is located in Nosara – a beach town on the northern coast of Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula village – which has become a popular destination for health, wellness and

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Slatted marble walls shade Casa Chaaltun pool deck in Mexico

Elevated walls with marble slats form a canopy above the terrace and swimming pool of this house, which Tescala Architects has based on the natural surroundings in Yucatán, Mexico. Casa Chaaltun is located in a gated community in the north of Merida, the capital of the Mexican state of the Yucatán – known for its Mayan ruins.

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Miami Beach residence by SAOTA takes indoor-outdoor living to the extreme

South African firm SAOTA has built its first project in Miami Beach: an expansive, waterfront home that boasts a basketball court and a waterslide. Called Pine Tree House, the family residence is located in the historic Collins Waterfront district. It occupies a long, linear site that stretches between a busy road and an active canal. Composed

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Studio MK27 completes Miami Beach house with its own private lagoon

Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 has completed a luxurious Miami Beach residence, featuring a private lagoon where residents can swim with fish, and a bridge walkway that snakes over the top. Measuring 10 feet long (30 metres) and 30 feet wide (nine metres), the manmade lagoon is organically filtered and surrounded by vegetation to provide an “authentically manicured” natural environment for

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Domed summer house by LASSA offers an elevated view over a Greek olive grove

Fingers of earth branch over this mound-shaped holiday home by architecture studio LASSA, allowing its owners to climb up onto the roof to admire an olive grove on Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula. The 150-square-metre Villa Ypsilon was designed by London- and Brussels-based firm LASSA, which is headed up by architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd. The domed form of

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Perimeter House encloses private courtyard and plunge pool in Melbourne

Australian studio Make Architecture has added a brick extension to a Victorian cottage in Melbourne that bounds the street on one side and curves around a secluded courtyard on the other. Perimeter House is situated on a plot within the industrial neighbourhood of Abbotsford, which contains brick factories and warehouses that influenced Make Architecture’s choice

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Elevated walkway bridges two parts of Iranian holiday home divided by swimming pool

An elevated passageway spans a swimming pool to connect the two monolithic blocks of this weekend home in the Iranian city of Karaj by Kamran Heirati Architects. The Iranian studio built Villa Safadasht in the city’s suburbs for a client working in the food industry. The building is divided into two parts: an entertainment area with a jacuzzi and an

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Farrells completes swimming pool with “shell-like” roof on Hong Kong seafront

British firm Farrells has carved a large opening into the zinc-clad roof of its swimming pool complex in Hong Kong to offer outdoor bathers sea views. The studio headed up by architect Terry Farrell designed the pool as part of the Kennedy Town Station development, which occupies the site of the former Kennedy Town Swimming Pool. The new, distinctively shaped public pool now occupies a triangular

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Mountainside villa by SAOTA frames Cape Town’s spectacular scenery

A+Awards: South African studio SAOTA received a 2016 Architizer A+Award for this residence in Cape Town, which enjoys views of the area’s dramatic rock formations. The 2,023-square-metre house, named OVD 919, looks down over the city’s affluent beachside neighbourhoods Bantry Bay and Clifton from a lofty perch on a mountain known as Lion’s Head. “Nestled

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Villa K by Paul de Ruiter Architects lies long and low on a German hillside

A+Awards: a swimming pool that starts inside this Architizer A+Award-winning house in central Germany continues out perpendicular to the low-slung volume and projects from the sloped site. Named Villa K, the home in the forested hills of Thüringen is Dutch studio Paul de Ruiter Architects’ first project in Germany. “The realisation of a sustainable villa,

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Glass-bottomed Sky Pool suspends swimmers 500 feet above Houston

A transparent portion of a swimming pool atop a high-rise development in Houston, Texas, projects outward so brave residents can view both the skyline in front and the ground 40 storeys below. The Market Square Tower is the latest residential complex to boast a glass-bottomed pool, following proposals for London and India. A post shared

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10 popular holiday homes with swimming pools from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards

This long weekend, we’re highlighting 10 homes from our Pinterest boards that feature swimming pools in preparation for the upcoming summer months, including an elevated pool you can walk beneath in Marbella and a rooftop pool in Lisbon. Pavilion House, Italy, by Act_Romegialli This residence in northern Italy features an underground pool that faces onto the surrounding parkland. It is housed inside

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Wooden pool house by Amantea Architects provides privacy for Canadian family

Toronto firm Amantea Architects has built a pool house in the garden of an Ontario home to provide washing and changing facilities, while blocking views from a neighbouring property. The project involved constructing a pavilion at the end of the plot in King’s City, which is owned by a family of four. A row of

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Concrete pavilion overlooks Tehran swimming pool by KRDS

A+Awards: next in our series of 2016 Architizer A+Award winners is a swimming pool in the Iranian capital, with a concrete pavilion by architects KRDS at one end to provide a changing room and spa facilities. Kourosh Rafiey Architectural Design Studio (KRDS) designed the Sohanak Swimming Pool and adjacent structure for a private garden in Tehran –

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Studio MRDO and Studio LaM win Korean bathhouse contest with underground dome

New York practices Studio MRDO and Studio LaM have have won an ideas competition with their proposal for a theatrical underground pool set in the Demilitarised Zone between North Korea and South Korea. Studio MRDO and Studio LaM’s winning design, Crossing Parallel(s): Bathhouse as a Metaphorical Theatre, imagines a communal performance by North and South Korean participants to help relax

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Richard Meier models all-white Oxfordshire residence on English manor houses

American architect Richard Meier has completed his first project in the UK, a characteristically bright white house perched on a hill overlooking the Oxfordshire countryside. Initiated in 2007, the project known simply as the Oxford Residence has taken a decade to complete and has just been shortlisted for a RIBA Regional Award. Meier, 82, designed the home and

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Stone-lined swimming pool in Cologne house features large window with garden views

A pool room is set at the top of this house in Cologne by German studio Corneille Uedingslohmann Architekten, and features walls lined with quartzite strips and a large garden-facing window. The local studio was originally asked by the residents to adapt an existing house to include the swimming pool. But the team found this was not possible, and so suggested demolishing and rebuilding their

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Chevron-patterned parquet covers swimming pools and spa house by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Zigzagging parquet covers every surface of the swimming pools, spa buildings and patio designed by Stockholm studio Claesson Koivisto Rune for an 18th-century mansion in the south of Sweden. The facilities are raised on a podium above a gently sloping lawn, allowing bathers to take in the grounds of the neoclassical mansion. Claesson Koivisto Rune covered the podium, pools

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Slanted wooden walls form holiday home in upstate New York by Hariri & Hariri

This country retreat by American firm Hariri & Hariri Architecture consists of interlocking volumes clad in ipe and stone and an infinity pool overlooking the verdant, rolling terrain. The Taghkanic House is situated on a 140-acre (57-hectare )property in Columbia County, a bucolic area in upstate New York. The architects set out to create a master

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Pitsou Kedem’s AB House features grid-like perforated screens inside and out

Screens with a perforated geometric pattern help to control the flow of light, air and views throughout this house in a suburb of Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem. AB House covers 770 square metres of a 1,800-square-metre plot in the Kfar Shmaryahu neighbourhood to the north of the Israeli city. The house comprises two interconnected volumes; a

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Wave-like facades wrap 3XN’s aquatic centre in southern Sweden

Danish practice 3XN has unveiled plans for a new aquatics centre in the southern Swedish city of Linköping, which will featuring undulating timber and glass facades. The Copenhagen-based studio won a contest to design the centre, seeing off competition from more than 40 entrants, including finalists Zaha Hadid Architects, Erséus Arkitekter, Henning Larsen Architects and Liljewall Arkitekter. The centre,

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Illiz Architektur suspends children’s swimming pool above former underground troop billet in Zurich

Illiz Architektur mounted this indoor swimming pool on top of a disused concrete shelter for rescue forces to offer bathers views of Switzerland’s Lake Zurich. Zurich-based Illiz Architektur won a competition to design the Swimming Pool Allmendli – a 1,131 square metre centre for children to learn how to swim. Located at the edge of the Erlenbach school campus, the subterranean

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NMD Nomadas’ concrete and glass house in Venezuela features skinny swimming pool

NMD Nomadas has arranged this concrete and glass house in Venezuela around a series of courtyards and a slender swimming pool. Responding to the tropical climate in the city of Valencia, the local firm used a series of different sized volumes to make up Guaparo House, and slotted outdoor areas in between. The blocks have flat concrete roofs supported by concrete columns

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Theis + Khan updates Notting Hill house with basement pool and cinema

This west London house has been overhauled by British practice Theis + Khan to a “cave-like” swimming pool in the basement and a twisting white staircase. Architect couple Patrick Theis and Soraya Khan extended the basement of the five-storey House in Notting Hill Gate, stretching it beneath the front garden and part way under the rear garden. The architects

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Gardens are interspersed through Brasília home by Samuel Lamas

Living spaces at this house near Brasília are contained in a cluster of offset boxes with full-height glazing that faces out onto gardens slotted between them. House 28 was designed by local architect Samuel Lamas for a family looking for a home that would offer an enhanced connection with nature, on a site that is just ten minutes from

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Jean-Marc Bonfils reinterprets traditional Lebanese architecture with East Village apartment tower

This apartment block and art gallery in Beirut combines traditional timber and stone cladding with a vertical garden and a bright-red balcony that cantilevers from one of its facades. Local architect Jean-Marc Bonfils designed the East Village complex for gallerist Naila Kettaneh-Kunigk, whose Galerie Tanit occupies the ground floor. During the development process, Bonfils suggested

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Glass-bottomed pool by NOA projects out from Alpine hotel

A glazed panel in the base of this cantilevered swimming pool by architecture studio NOA gives bathers dramatic views of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. NOA created the 25-metre-long pool for Hotel Hubertus, a holiday resort for skiers and hikers in the Italian province of South Tyrol. It is located at the foot of Kronplatz mountain with impressive views of the surrounding Dolomites

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Frameless glazing and concrete canopy shelter pool-side lounge by Steven Vandenborre

A glass box framed by a chunky concrete structure hosts a lounge at this pool house designed by Belgian architect Steven Vandenborre for a home in Bruges. Vandenborre designed Poolhouse O for a spot at the far end of the client’s large garden, where it is hidden from view of the main house by the surrounding planting. The intention was to create a

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Malibu Hillside pool and terrace frame Pacific Ocean views

A latticed wooden canopy shades this swimming pool and terrace, designed by Michael Goorevich for a Malibu house on a slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nashville-based architect Goorevich wanted to make the most out of views from the Malibu Hillside house in Los Angeles, which is located on a steep site facing the sea. The architect referenced the horizontal planes of Californian

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Modernist-inspired house in Tel Aviv features glazed walls and cantilevered upper storey

A pair of concrete and glass volumes are stacked at right angles to form a cantilever sheltering a pool terrace at this family home in Tel Aviv, designed by Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem. Dual House is located in a neighbourhood just north of central Tel Aviv and was designed by Israeli studios Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem Architects. The

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Concrete house by Marte.Marte Architects features pool with views of Rhine Valley

A slender swimming pool runs along one side of this concrete house in western Austria by Marte.Marte Architects, offering bathers views towards the Rhine Valley. Feldkirch-based practice Marte.Marte Architects designed the concrete house and pool for a sloped site overlooking the valley, which lies between the Austrian state of Vorarlberg and the Swiss canton of St Gallen. The architects named the residence House

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JSa lines Hotel Carlota courtyard with black concrete blocks

Lattices of dark blockwork wrap around a verdant courtyard and narrow swimming pool at this hotel in Mexico City, overhauled by local firm JSa. Located in the Mexican capital’s Cuauhtemoc neighbourhood, just off the Paseo de Reforma thoroughfare, the building first opened in the 1970s as the Hotel Jardin Amazonas. “We googled it right away

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Alvar Aalto “changed the history of skateboarding”

Finnish Modernist architect Alvar Aalto accidentally invented the skateboard bowl with a 1930s swimming pool design, according to a US skateboarding magazine and a Finnish newspaper. Alvar Aalto’s seminal 1939 Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, Finland, features the world’s first kidney shaped swimming pool and was the precedent for a rash of similar designs in the US, More

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Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals spa photographed by Fernando Guerra

These images by Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra offer a tour of Peter Zumthor’s thermal baths at Vals, which celebrate their 20th anniversary this year (+ slideshow). Completed in 1996, Therme Vals is widely regarded as one of the most important projects of Swiss architect Zumthor, whose accolades include the Pritzker Prize and the Royal Gold Medal. Built over the More

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Beams of daylight “streak across the walls” at Bing Thom’s aquatics centre in British Columbia

Canadian studio Bing Thom Architects has completed a community swimming pool building in suburban Vancouver, with a roof made from a series of giant trusses and skylights (+ slideshow). Encompassing 6,967 square metres, the Guildford Aquatic Centre is an addition to an existing recreational facility in Surrey – a suburban community just outside of Vancouver. The More

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Cornwall Gardens is a huge Singapore home with a stepped garden on its roof

A+Awards: featuring a swimming pool, waterfall, Koi carp pond and a terraced roof garden, this large family home in Singapore was another of the winners in Architizer’s 2016 A+Awards (+ slideshow). Designed by Singapore studio Chang Architects, the home was created to accommodate a multi-generation family with space for future additions if the children marry. Six bedrooms, a gym, entertainment More

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Plural completes plastic-clad house in Slovakia with inner and outer layers

A small pool is slotted between the inner and outer layers of this house near Bratislava, which was designed according to Italian Renaissance principles by local firm Plural (+ slideshow). Plural designed the 300-square-metre family home for a residential neighbourhood in Bernolákovo, northeast of the Slovakian capital. Called House in a House, the property was designed to include both an inner and an outer More

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Carlton Architecture clads North Carolina home in dark cedar and weathering steel

US studio Carlton Architecture has completed a lakeside house in North Carolina that features expansive window walls, and ample use of wood and pre-rusted steel (+ slideshow). Located in the western portion of the state, the Piedmont Residence sits in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooks a lake. The holiday home was More

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ABK updates 1960s leisure centre with new Corten-steel facade

Architecture firm ABK has overhauled an ageing leisure centre in County Tipperary, Ireland, with the addition of a new weathering-steel facade (+ slideshow). Dublin-based ABK was tasked with upgrading the facilities at Nenagh Leisure Centre – a single-storey building created in the 1960s around what was previously an outdoor swimming pool. One of the aims of the project was to More

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11 of the best rooftop swimming pools on Dezeen

As London enjoys a mini heatwave, we’re celebrating the belated arrival of summer by dipping into some of the best rooftop swimming pools from our archive, including an infinity pool with views of the Tel Aviv skyline and a bathing spot in the Brazilian jungle (+ slideshow). The Pool at Pyne by T.R.O.P. A canopy of concrete frames appears More

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Aluminium House by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos features a grand roof terrace and swimming pool

This top-heavy house in Madrid by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos features a roof terrace that spans the entire width of the building and extends out towards a swimming pool (+ movie). The Valencia-based firm wanted the two-storey-high Aluminium House to appear smaller than it actually is. To achieve this, they tried to make the top level feel like the main More

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Angular concrete slabs frame Brazilian house Casa Bosques

Brazilian firm Studio Colnaghi Arquitetura has completed a house in Xangrilá, Brazil, featuring a concrete-framed games room that projects out over a poolside terrace (+ slideshow). Locally based Studio Colnaghi Arquitetura designed Casa Bosques as a holiday home with plenty of opportunities for family and friends to socialise. As a result, the property contains several large open areas, both inside and out. Glazed walls allow these spaces to open out to More

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Studio Octopi designs floating swimming pool for Melbourne’s Yarra River

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: the architects behind plans to create a cluster of freshwater swimming pools on the River Thames have unveiled a proposal for a floating pool on the Yarra River in the Australian city of Melbourne. Studio Octopi was invited by Melbourne nonprofit organisation Yarra Swim Co to develop the concept for the Yarra Pool, More

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