Archinect - News 2014-10-21T12:48:54-04:00 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/10595090/pool-needs-your-support + Pool Needs Your Support Alexander Walter 2011-06-20T14:42:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egqt4wi1923m3gcl.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We just got news from the guys at <a href="http://familynewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a> and <a href="http://playlab.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Office of PlayLab</a>, both young design firms in New York, who need your support for their exciting project <a href="http://pluspool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+ Pool</a>, a floating pool in NYC that cleans the river water it sits in - like a giant strainer dropped into the river.</p> <p> This project is a completely self-initiated project by the two firms. Following the completion of a preliminary engineering feasibility report done with engineers at <a href="http://www.arup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arup</a>, they are now preparing to physically test and ultimately build a full-scale working prototype of a section of the pool itself.&nbsp; The designers just launched a 30-day <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/694835844/pool-a-floating-pool-in-the-river-for-everyone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> 5 days ago, already raising almost $15,000, and they could certainly use your help (and the help of your friends and their friends) to help to spread the word further.</p> <p> Here's a more detailed project description of + Pool:</p> <p> <strong>EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH A POOL</strong></p> <p> + Pool is the collaborative initiative of design studios Family and PlayLab to build a floating pool f...</p>