When a swimming pool meets a gorgeous view something incredible happens. The combination is extraordinary and often highlighted in wonderful ways. A cantilevering pool gets to overlook the expansive views in front of it and to offer a unique and exceptional experience.
Cantilevered pools are more common than you think but they manage to remain interesting and unusual nonetheless. They’re often embraced by architects in search of a way to make the site justice and to make the most of a location although private residences aren’t the only ones that get to stand out thanks to such interesting architectural features.
To have a swimming pool on the roof, now that’s pretty impressive, especially when the pool actually covers the whole roof and cantilevers over the edge of the house and site. This is the Mirage House and its rooftop infinity pool is one of the most amazing ones we’ve seen. The house was designed by Kois Associated Architects.
This house doesn’t have its pool on the roof but actually on one of the lower levels. The house, designed by Vertice Arquitectos, has a cantilevered pool that expand from the rock formation in which the structure is embedded. The side of the pool is actually transparent, allowing a view of the surroundings. The house was completed in 2010 and can be seen in Playa Las Lomas del Mar, Peru.
Can you even imagine what it would be like to swim in a pool that’s cantilevered at a considerable height and has a glass bottom? You can actually experience that by visiting Hotel Hubertus, a resort located in the South Tyrol region of Italy. It has a 25 meter long cantilevered, glass-bottomed pool that offers amazing views in all directions. The pool is the bridge between the hotel’s old construction and the new structure. A project by NOA.
Some architects found other ways to take swimming pools to new heights. Malik Architecture, for instance, created a unique hilltop house in Mumbai. The house has a structure supported by columns and a rooftop swimming pool on stilts. This unusual design was partially chosen in response to the difficult site conditions and sloped form.
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