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The Cliff in Copenhagen, Denmark by Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA

Introduction

”The Cliff” is an indoor public swimming bath in the Danish region Stevns. The architecture of the building is inspired by the cliffs of Stevns, Northern Europe’s most important geological locality. It is based on the transition between the landscape and the village, and the building rises steadily and proudly from the landscape in the east towards the buildings in the west. At the top end of the sloped roof, the white wall abruptly finishes the sculpture, and the furrowed front of the building and the window openings together illustrate how the facade is inspired by the chalk layers of the natural cliffs. A cut in the facade opens up the building to the landscape and allows the light to flood into it, while the white plaster facade fits the local white washed buildings.

Image Courtesy © Tom Jersøe

  • Architects: Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA
  • Project: The Cliff
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Tom Jersøe
  • Building project: Indoor public swimming bath in Stevns, Denmark
  • Area: 2000 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Project type: Competition
  • Client: Stevns Municipality
  • Engineering: Alectia
  • Water treatment: TeknologiskInstitut
  • Building contractor: MT Højgaard A/S

Olympic Swimming Pool in Erbil, Kurdistan by DOS Architects

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: DOS Architects

This project, completed in early 2013, is our Competition winning proposal for the Olympic Swimming Pool Arena in Erbil, Kurdistan. The project represents a continuation in our on-going exploration of formal and programmatic variations, which started with our design for the Eternity Tower in Dubai and continues throughout much of our work, most recently with the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, in Lagos.

Image courtesy DOS Architects 

  • Architects: DOS Architects
  • Project: Olympic Swimming Pool
  • Location: Erbil, Kurdistan
  • Client: Erbil Ministry of public works

Huec in Los Angeles by Robert Kerr Architecture Design

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Article source: Robert Kerr Architecture Design

Located in Los Angeles’s Hancock Park neighborhood, this scheme combines disparate elements to fulfill needs for private and public entertainment, with a unique phenomenological-based design solution between shelter, environment and user.

Image Courtesy Robert Kerr Architecture Design

  • Architects: Robert Kerr Architecture Design
  • Project: Huec
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Software used: Autocad for the drawings, and Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator for all presentation work

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A Diamond-Shaped Bathhouse in Kiev Region, Ukraine by ZA Architects

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Article source: ZA Architects

We have performed preliminary design and working drawings for a private bathhouse, located on a private piece of land not far Kiev.
The shape of the object was suggested by its location in the corner of the plot and by the design assignment which also included the creation of a long swimming pool and a spacious place for relaxation.

Image Courtesy ZA Architects

  • Architects: ZA Architects
  • Project: A Diamond-Shaped Bathhouse
  • Location: Romankiv, Kiev region, Ukraine
  • Client: Private
  • Function: Bath and Swimming pool
  • Program: 101 square meters. m
  • Architect: Dmitry Zhuikov
  • 3D visualization:Dmitry Zhuikov
  • Year: 2010

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Drautal perle in Drau, Austria by MHM architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: MHM architects

The indoor and outdoor swimming pool facility “Drautalperle” is located in Spittal/Drau in northern part of the Austrian region of Carinthia, one of the most beautiful fluvial topographies in the Alps.

Therefore the central topic of the design was the fusion between inside room and outside landscape, what has been maintained by placing big windows resembling oxygen bubbles in water. By this means it was possible to break up the usually rigid partition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Image Courtesy © Paul Ott photografiert

  • Architects: MHM architects
  • Project: Drautal perle
  • Location: 9800 Spittal/Drau, Austria
  • Photography: Paul Ott (©Paul Ott photografiert), Hertha Hurnaus (©Hertha Hurnaus)
  • Competition & planning: 2006
  • Built: from 2007 to 2008
  • General design & planning: by MHM architects, Vienna Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
  • General Contractor: STRABAG AG Spittal/Drau

Indoor swimming pool in Litomyšl, Czech Republic by Architekti D.R.N.H.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Article source:  Architekti D.R.N.H.

Both the architectural and site designs strictly respect the project purpose and the site green context characterised by the touch of a considerable morphological promontory featuring grown trees, shrubs and grass-covered areas sloping down from the Černá Hora massif to the town. The overall volume of the hall is reduced as much as possible by fragmenting into several structural modules softly modelled into organic curved lines so that the shell of the building is visually linked to the Černá Hora slope. The grass-covered areas smoothly merge into the metal-sheet-covered roof. Different volume modules of the hall meet in a shared rounded top from which they continue sloping down in the form of a shed roof towards the west border of the site. The intervention of the structure is minimised especially from all sides visible from the town. The excavated soil has been reused for terrain modelling and rooftop fills reducing the hall operation and energy costs. The project has been designed on “landscape architecture” principles and meets all the parameters of an energy-saving building.

Image Courtesy Tomáš Malý

  • Architects: Architekti D.R.N.H.
  • Project: Indoor swimming pool
  • Location: Litomyšl, Czech Republic
  • Authors: Architekti DRNH / Antonín Novák, Petr Valenta, Radovan Smejkal, Radek Štefka /www.drnh.cz/
  • Client: Město Litomyšl / City of Litomyšl /http://goo.gl/maps/TgaW/ (more…)

Swimming Pool Feng Shui Solarium in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France by Mikou Design Studio

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Article source: Mikou Design Studio

Piscine du Fort was conceived as a praxis of lucidity,  transparency and architectonic fluidity, where natural light  defines the spatial experience.  Programmatic elements are organised as sweeping curvilinear  forms immersed within the spatial continuum of the project. The  composition of elements simultaneously creates a porosity,  allowing light to flood the interior, whilst delineatingseperate  functions within the structure with strong individual identities.

Swimming Pool Feng Shui Solarium

  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Project: Swimming Pool Feng Shui Solarium
  • Location: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • BET Structure : Intégrale 4
  • BET piping : Choulet
  • Economy : Sletec

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Sport Complex and Swimming Center in Barreiro, Spain by Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

The Complex in Barreiro has been designed for recreational and sporting use, besides being a leisure and aquatic centre. It has three swimming pools: one with 6 lanes of 25 metres in length, a swimming pool of learning and other one with water beds, Jacuzzi and massage jets. What particularity stands out is its large central space linked to the sports activities and it’s a glass prism with maximum use of natural light and allows the best ventilation of the spaces.

Exterior View

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Flussbad in Berlin, Germany by realities:united

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: realities:united

The goal of the Flussbad project is the permanent transformation of a 1.5-km stretch of river in Berlin’s historic center that has gone unused for more than 100 years.

The lower section of the course of the river, currently channeled as a canal, will be made into a space accessible to the public via two broad shoreline stairways at the Lustgarten and the Schlossplatz. The design alterations in this sensitive city-planning area, part of which belongs to the “Museum Island”, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, are restricted to a minimum.

Perspective (Images Courtesy realities:united, studio for art and architecture)

  • Architect: realities:united
  • Name of Project: Flussbad
  • Location: Kupfergraben, Berlin, Germany
  • Type: Urban renewal and swimming-pool precinct, Berlin, Germany
  • Client: Kunst & Technik e.V.
  • All drawings/renderings: realities:united, studio for art and architecture

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Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Spain by NAOS Architecture

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: NAOS Architecture

The location of the Sport Complex and Swimming Center in La Florida, Vigo, was a challenge because it was in a empty space of a built block, with a very high slope. So, the superior level stayed and the building was constructed below this level and it develops the functional program semi-buried. Therefore, on top of the building, was projected a public square and the slope of the terrain.

Images Courtesy of Héctor Santos-Díez

  • ARCHITECT: NAOS ARCHITECTURE (SANTIAGO GONZÁLEZ & MIGUEL PORRAS, ARCHITECTS)
  • PROJECT NAME: SPORT COMPLEX AND SWIMMING CENTER IN LA FLORIDA, VIGO
  • LOCATION: VIGO, SPAIN
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2010
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: HÉCTOR SANTOS-DIEZ, MÀIS QUE AUGA
  • SITE AREA (FLOOR AREA): 4.689 m²
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 4.742 m²
  • ESTRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: E3 ARQUITECTOS
  • INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING: DAVISA INGENIERÍA
  • Software used: AUTOCAD and 3DMAX

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