For many people today, the pool is more than just a shy refreshment pool or status symbol. They are art objects, design oases and calm poles.
Whether in James Bond’s “Skyfall” with a view of Shanghai, in the gangster film “Scarface” in fountain-blue in Miami Beach or in the independent film “Garden State” with a view of actress Natalie Portman and the skyline of Manhattan: there is a reason why some of the most impressive film scenes are inevitably connected with a scene shot at a swimming pool. A pool with the right view and design focus can turn any dull place into a hotspot.
Today: The pool as a resting place
But just as with an appealing work of art in a museum, so does the beautiful pool design: Who wants to have disturbing people in their field of vision? Whoever is allowed to own a swimming pool has found his own personal place of peace and quiet. Because unlike the sea – which could be described as a wild and unpredictable big brother – the pool is stable and soothing. No waves, no surprises and the same temperature. And always so beautiful to look at.
It is said that the Faszinosum Pool dates back to 3000 BC, when the Great Bath of Indus civilization was excavated in Pakistan. Later the pool was popular as a training ground in ancient Greece, and in the 19th century the English rediscovered this trend and in 1844 opened the first swimming club in Maidstone (Kent).
A mix of calming aesthetics and design
And nowadays? Is the pool more than a sports facility or status symbol. Swimming pools are art – whether in futuristic shapes, with surprising colour combinations or in a reduced aesthetic of natural stone, surrounded by natural materials.
Collected here you will find the most appealing pool trends – from minimalist designs to luminous exterior. Always matching a selection of matching accessories, swimwear and interior pieces for inspiration.
From the outside, you can only see the huge pool that seems to rise from the Aegean Sea on the Greek island of Tinos. Built in the rocks is the real highlight of the Kois Associated Architects: the “invisible” house. The perfect visual illusion, just like the Infinity Pool. What will always remain a mirage for the lucky owners of the Mirage house will soon be a daily routine for them.