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Leça Swimming Pools | Alvaro Siza | Leça de Palmeira, Portugal. - Since its completion in 1966 the Leça Swimming Pool complex, by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, has been an internationally recognized building; an example of careful reconciliation between nature & design. Still almost half a century later, it has gracefully retained its architectural integrity & remained a popular retreat. (1)

The Tidal Pool is a set of salt water pools located in Praia de Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos, Portugal. The construction began Inaugurated in Designed by architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. In 2006 it was classified as a National Monument.

1969. Spiegel publishing house, Hamburg, the pool (and other interior features) designed by Verner Panton. The swimming pool area was sadly destroyed by a fire soon afterwards

Swimming Pool designed by Verner Panton, 1969 The Spiegel Publishing house buildings in Hamburg.

Casa da Música - House of the Music, Oporto #Portugal | Architects: ANC Architects, Jorge Carvalho, Teresa Novais


Casa da Música - House of the Music, Oporto An architectural masterwork by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas

Water park with rising/falling interactive aquatic sculpture fountains, in South Bank Centre, London, designed by Danish Jeppe Hein (photo John Spence).

This reminds me of water parks on the Greenway now.I love the idea of creating "rooms" of water. Water sculpture "Appearing Rooms" installation by Danish artist Jeppe Hein. In front of the Festival Hall in London


Mirage house by Kois Architects to feature rooftop infinity pool Tinos island, Greece

Natural Pools/Natural Swimming Ponds :: Chemical-free water garden and swimming pool. The plant portion (regeneration zone) is separated from the swimming area by the wall seen a few inches below the water’s surface.

is this a pool built into a natural pond/lake? Have to keep this in mind if I ever build a pool someday: then I can enjoy a natural-like lake without squishy seaweed and sand!

Architecture photographs of the year revealed.  RUNNER-UP – Sense of Place: Swimming pool by Alvaro Siza - photographed by Joao Morgado.

Architecture photographs of the year revealed

Arcaid Images Architectural Photographer of Year Category: Sense of Place - Joao Morgado for Outdoor Swimming Pool, in Leca de Palmeira, Portugal, by Alvaro Siza Vieira

the pierre

Tom Kundig, a poet and a butcher

The Pierre, San Juan Islands design by Olson Kundig Architects Architecture Design – Residential Building, Commercial Building, Public Buildings, on Designspiration

swimming pool with beautiful backyards and garden ideas

15 Swimming Pools Surrounded by Beautiful Gardens