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September 24, 2012

Bottoms Up Swimming Pool
Filed under: Cool Projects — Tags: — nedpelger

I’m working on the plan for a multistory building with a swimming pool on the roof and came across this photo. ┬áIt’s a cantilevered clear-bottomed swimming pool on the 24th floor of the Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao.

I don’t think I’ll be proposing anything quite that cool, but it is tempting. Can you imagine the thrill of walking underneath and looking up to see a swimmer above?

One of the hotels on South Beach in Miami, had a clear skylight in the hotel lobby where you could look up into the bottom of the pool on the floor above. I loved looking up and seeing someone swimming in the pool.

All the cool design isn’t already done. Opportunities abound to create fun and interesting work. We have to get out of our comfort zone and struggle a bit, though…always good advice.