Archinect - News 2014-12-20T01:07:15-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/103109862/this-secret-swimming-pool-in-the-mojave-desert-could-be-all-yours This secret swimming pool in the Mojave desert could be all yours... Archinect 2014-06-30T18:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:35:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5c87e93b09461c03f19c8b2c5642886.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The piece was completed last Friday and it consists of a single, diminutive swimming pool located somewhere in the southern Mojave Desert between Joshua Tree and Apple Valley. The public is allowed to use the pool, but in order to do so visitors need the key that unlocks it (it is kept covered) as well as the GPS coordinates. Only once you have the key, which is kept at the MAK Center, are you given the coordinates.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/92228551/big-hks-mda-unveils-honeycomb-resort-design-for-the-bahamas BIG + HKS + MDA unveils Honeycomb resort design for The Bahamas Justine Testado 2014-01-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:24:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izv7zo0ego8qae0c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.hksinc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Architects</a> and <a href="http://mdabahamas.com/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Diggiss Architects</a>, revealed their design for the Honeycomb residential building in the beach and golf resort community of Albany in The Bahamas. Commissioned by Tavistock Group and New Valley LLC, the 175,000 ft&sup2; (approx. 16,000 m&sup2;) residential building will be the tallest structure in Albany, set to become a new centerpiece for the city.<br><br>BIG sent us more details on the project right below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uy2gnvwqnrotammf.jpg"><br><br>"The fa&ccedil;ade has a hexagonal pattern that uniquely frames the natural beauty of the Island. The balconies are deep enough to not only provide outdoor spaces, but also summer kitchens and a pool sunken into the balcony of each unit."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls3nt4ky832b800s.jpg"><br><br>"These pools have a transparent edge towards the plaza, eliminating the visual barrier between the pool and the environment. Bathers can be fully immersed in the view of the marina and the ocean beyond."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isq19s1ohywke821.jpg"><br><br>"Bjarke Ingels: 'Our design is driven by an effort to maximize the enjoyment of the abundant natural qualities of Al...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87936145/every-pool-in-los-angeles-mapped Every pool in Los Angeles, mapped Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-03T11:22:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:32:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/mye64q4s71jhtg4u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two academics wondered about the number of swimming pools in the L.A. Basin. They got their answer with computer mapping, but [...] along the way, they discovered something more than just the real-world versions of the iconic David Hockney pool utopias. Their project also proved that two non-experts were able to take a massive amount of freely available data to peek into other people's lives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/79934718/the-hypnotic-architecture-of-empty-swimming-pools The Hypnotic Architecture Of Empty Swimming Pools Archinect 2013-08-20T20:38:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:07:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6723d8b9a4a2371e5fdf00f00fdc162f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have to admit, we haven't spent much time ogling the architecture of public pools. But those days are over, at least after catching a glimpse of Franck Bohbot's hypnotic photos of empty swimming vessels. [...] He is, he expressed, "interested in the relationship between the water, the architecture and the individual."</p></em><br /><br /><p> If you are in love with Franck Bohbot's photographs as much as we are, go and check out the Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em> feature</a> we did with him in 2012.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69827662/pool-house-florida-by-nl-architects Pool House Florida by NL Architects Archinect 2013-03-21T14:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T15:17:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p07cgpxcq7y2wmwh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> About a year ago, we published the rather unusual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48691573/bike-pavilion-by-nl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal for a Bike Pavilion</a> in China's Hainan Province designed by <a href="http://www.nlarchitects.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NL Architects</a>. The concept of using any available square inch of roof space seems to have grown into a trademark of the Amsterdam-based architects, as they are now sharing their latest proposal, a pool house for a client in Del Rey Beach, Florida.</p> <p> <strong>Project Description from NL Architects:</strong></p> <p> In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R:</p> <p> <em>I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home.</em></p> <p> Andrew purchased a property in Del Ray Beach, Florida and planned to replace the existing 12,000 square foot mansion with a smaller home of 8,000 and guest house of 4,000 square foot.</p> <p> Clearly a potential dream assignment; we immediately started drawing... we prepared a &lsquo;sketchbook&rsquo; that intended to cataly...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55403895/the-badboot-lido-opens-in-antwerp The Badboot Lido Opens in Antwerp Alexander Walter 2012-08-16T14:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njxfsnj5gs61tdoa.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in Antwerp, Belgium this summer, make sure to check out "Badboot" [...], the world's largest floating open-air swimming pool, which opened this week. At an overall length of 120 meters (394 feet), the lido is capable of receiving up to 600 people at two event halls, a swimming pool and a restaurant with a lounge terrace, which are all open to the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/51498130/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-outdoors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-06-15T15:24:00-04:00 >2012-07-20T11:24:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/ywwy2x74901unhgy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/outdoors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/690kxo0hv93hoetm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/30937/eels-nest/49570570" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eels Nest </a>in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/30937/anonymous-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anonymous Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxijpo9m9f8iz4kl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/42812344/la-caracola-beach-house/42813548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">La Caracola Beach House</a> in Acapulco, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42812344/paul-cremoux-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PAUL CREMOUX studio</a> (Photo: PCW and Roberto Beltr&aacute;n)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phcw1bu70orvvu1i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/14602171/round-tower/14604579" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Round Tower </a>in Gloucestershire, GB by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14602171/de-matos-ryan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De Matos Ryan</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5fli7v1esz2q0x9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/39093172/privet/39571750" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Privet</a> in Tijuana, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39093172/t38studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T38studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7omenoyytlsufmuj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/4143996/hollywood-bungalow/4180079" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Bungalow</a> in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4143996/walker-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Workshop</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f7mbwcixpgzx89h8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44394952/tree-adventure/44414204" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tree Adventure</a> in Philadelphia, PA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44394952/metcalfe-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metcalfe Architecture &amp; Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hxbhcn3z93s3hoks.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/45216499/residence-mosi/45220128" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence Mosi</a> in Johannesburg, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/45216499/nico-van-der-meulen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8yqag5i33m3sx46.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44392537/casa-estudio/44402170" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Estudio</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44392537/taller-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller de Arquitectura</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a5o64ewxtq0tgch7.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/42357924/midtown-minimal/43724565" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown Minimal Rooftop Garden</a> in New York City by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42357924/workshop-apd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">workshop/apd</a> (Photo: T. G. Olcott)</p> <p> (Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22990361/casa-despacho/39931671" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa-Despacho</a> in Zapopan, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22990361/juan-ignacio-castiello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Juan I...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46961408/badboot-lido-coming-to-antwerp-this-summer Badboot Lido Coming to Antwerp this Summer Alexander Walter 2012-05-01T18:15:00-04:00 >2012-05-02T13:44:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74l3h5ghp1m52qub.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the world&rsquo;s biggest floating openair swimming pools will open on the Eilandje in Antwerp, Belgium at the Kattendijkdok in mid-August. The pool, with a total length of 120 meters (394 feet), can accommodate 600 people and consists of a swim basin, two event venues, several floors and a restaurant with a lounge terrace.</p></em><br /><br /><p> 'Badboot' was designed by architect Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens of Sculp(IT) Architecten, known for the narrowest house in Antwerp (remember this incredibly popular <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74943/showcase-sculp-it-live-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Showcase Feature</a>?).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46502165/mikou-design-studio-s-swimming-pool-feng-shui Mikou Design Studio’s Swimming Pool Feng Shui Alexander Walter 2012-04-27T18:46:00-04:00 >2012-04-28T20:23:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gipvlxjuwl7pcwci.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal 'Swimming Pool Feng Shui' by Paris-based Mikou Design Studio has been named winning entry in a competition for a swimming pool in the city of Issy les Moulineaux, France.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>