13 JUL 2017

Dive In – Architecture that Makes a Splash

Forget the cold and bask in the warm glow of good design and glorious pools.

Words by Phoebe Houston Lowe

We are cold, and if you're here in NZ you probably are too. So here is a collection of gorgeous pools and outdoor settings to provide you with a few moments of respite. Or if your one of the lucky ones in the Northern Hemisphere, here's just some inspiration for your afternoon full of swimming possibilities.

Pools have an enigmatic quality to them - Who has one? Who has access to one? Who's is the best? Who's is heated? Who cares? - We do.

The human fascination with the sweet, blissful depths of the aqua marine provide a wonderful opportunity for innovative design and creative expression - so often achieved in the form of a pool.

David Hockney had a healthy obsession with pools during the mid 20th century, and the works from his recent retrospective at the Tate have inspired our own passion for the body of H20 residing in the backyards of the lucky few.

David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures). 1972
David Hockney, A Bigger Splash. 1967
The Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1946.
The Kaufmann House

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