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A few nice swimming pool design images I found:

Jarðböðin 14
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Mývatn is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, not far from Krafla volcano. The lake and its surrounding wetlands have an exceptionally rich fauna of waterbirds, especially ducks. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago, and the surrounding landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms, including lava pillars and rootless vents (pseudocraters). The effluent river Laxá is known for its rich fishing for Brown Trout and Atlantic Salmon.
The Mývatn basin sits squarely on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the violent geological character of the area has produced an astonishing landscape unlike anywhere else in the country.
Opened on the 30th of June 2004, Mývatn Nature Baths offers something for everyone. Despite its northerly location, the region enjoys a temperate climate, and the long summer days when darkness never comes can be surprisingly warm.
Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience that begins with a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam rising up from a fissure deep in the Earth´s surface, and ends with a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2.500 metres.

Revueflex SD1 Apple Valley Ruin 2
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Newt Bass and his partner Bud Westlund were the founding fathers of Apple Valley, having purchased 6,300 acres of high desert land during the early 1940′s with the original intention of developing a cattle ranch. Instead they turned it into a real estate development known as Apple Valley Ranchos, a huge success that made both Newt and Bud millions.

Appropriately named “Hilltop House,” Newt’s home offered panoramic vistas in virtually every direction with views stretching into hundreds of miles taking in not only Apple Valley itself but the Mojave Desert, Antelope Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains beyond. “A view so vast,” wrote Pictorial California in 1960, “that outer-space high is the feeling when standing within.”

Although relatively unknown in the United States, Francisco Artigas was a very prominent figure in Mexican architecture with many notable designs throughout his country including his work in Mexico City’s upscale neighborhood of Jardines de Pedregal de San Angel. The young Artigas designed a sleek and stunning hilltop house that not only fit into its rugged setting it actually incorporated parts of it into the house itself with a boulder outcropping a prominent feature in the home’s combination living/dining room.

Another spectacular feature was the indoor-outdoor swimming pool Artigas incorporated into the design. “To coax indoors the sunshine by day and the stars by night,” wrote Pictorial California, ” electric push buttons open sliding panels above the pool to become three skylights. At night what a sight it must be – for Apple Valley and the Mojave have the most brilliant of stars.”
Paradise Leased

Revueflex SD1 SLR on Rollei Ortho 25 film.

CC Paper moon
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Last night I went to this restaurant to have a pizza and there’s a swimming pool… there were some young adults having fun around the pool and while we were eating the kids came to me shouting there was something spectacular to see… I followed them in the lazy way of who knows what can be surprising for them… a mushroom, a broken chair… but this time it was really surprising… the people in the pool were making floating in the air paper chinese lantern… it was beautiful, surprising and romantic… so I decided to have my own and while surfing in the web for a site to buy them I remembered of something designed by oschene… I folded it in pergamena paper (sort of a cheap elephant hide) and to make the light I used this great product I bought for the kids… Little Bits Little Bits…take a look at the project if you like… it’s very interesting and clever! And this is the result… and everything is CC… I’m thinking now about how to develop this structure… oh! I want many… I thought I can make 7 of different colours, link each of them to a pressure sensor and then play them like a piano but having instead of sound, coloured lights and… maybe play moonlight sonata (having only seven notes… I would play the simplified version for kids). So many many thanks to Oschene for this wonderful model, to people at Little Bits for having made electronics so simple and fun … and since I had to buy the "Geek Dad" kit promoted by Wired… I’d like that people at Wired consider there are several Geek Mom in the world and I hope they will promote a "Geek Mom" Little Bits kit sooner or later 😉
I wish you this week any wish just like the paper chinese lantern 🙂

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would there be any houses?
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Some people still believe that web design is plain fun work for people who don´t want much trouble and a relatively easy income… I invite you to read this piece not mine -sorry it´s long- to get closer to the real thing. It is pretty accurate as an example of an average ‘quote request’ a designer gets, but in this case sent to an architect to build a house.

Ooooh yes, but we work from home. -How cool- …crazy.

If Architects had to work like Web Designers

Dear Mr. Architect:

Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I will make the final decision of what I want. Also, bring me the cost breakdown for each configuration so that I can arbitrarily pick one.

Keep in mind that the house I ultimately choose must cost less than the one I am currently living in. Make sure, however, that you correct all the deficiencies that exist in my current house (the floor of my kitchen vibrates when I walk across it, and the walls don’t have nearly enough insulation in them).

As you design, also keep in mind that I want to keep yearly maintenance costs as low as possible. This should mean the incorporation of extra-cost features like aluminum, vinyl, or composite siding. (If you choose not to specify aluminum, be prepared to explain your decision in detail.)

Please take care that modern design practices and the latest materials are used in construction of the house, as I want it to be a showplace for the most up-to-date ideas and methods. Be alerted, however, that kitchen should be designed to accommodate, among other things, my 1952 Gibson refrigerator.

To insure that you are building the correct house for our entire family, make certain that you contact each of our children, and also our in-laws. My mother-in-law will have very strong feelings about how the house should be designed, since she visits us at least once a year. Make sure that you weigh all of these options carefully and come to the right decision. I, however, retain the right to overrule any choices that you make.

Please don’t bother me with small details right now. Your job is to develop the overall plans for the house: get the big picture. At this time, for example, it is not appropriate to be choosing the color of the carpet. However, keep in mind that my wife likes blue.

Also, do not worry at this time about acquiring the resources to build the house itself. Your first priority is to develop detailed plans and specifications. Once I approve these plans, however, I would expect the house to be under roof within 48 hours.

While you are designing this house specifically for me, keep in mind that sooner or later I will have to sell it to someone else. It therefore should have appeal to a wide variety of potential buyers. Please make sure before you finalize the plans that there is a consensus of the population in my area that they like the features this house has. I advise you to run up and look at my neighbor’s house he constructed last year. We like it a great deal. It has many features that we would also like in our new home, particularly the 75-foot swimming pool. With careful engineering, I believe that you can design this into our new house without impacting the final cost.

Please prepare a complete set of blueprints. It is not necessary at this time to do the real design, since they will be used only for construction bids. Be advised, however, that you will be held accountable for any increase of construction costs as a result of later design changes.

You must be thrilled to be working on as an interesting project as this! To be able to use the latest techniques and materials and to be given such freedom in your designs is something that can’t happen very often. Contact me as soon as possible with your complete ideas and plans.

PS: My wife has just told me that she disagrees with many of the instructions I’ve given you in this letter. As architect, it is your responsibility to resolve these differences. I have tried in the past and have been unable to accomplish this. If you can’t handle this responsibility, I will have to find another architect.

PPS: Perhaps what I need is not a house at all, but a travel trailer. Please advise me as soon as possible if this is the case.


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The Leverhulme Memorial at Port Sunlight
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Port Sunlight is a model village and ‘Conservation Area’ on the Wirral Peninsula between Lower Bebington and New Ferry. Construction began in 1888; today the village comprises 900 Grade II listed buildings.

Named after the popular brand of "Sunlight Soap", Port Sunlight was built by William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925) – later Lord Leverhulme – for the employees of Lever Brothers soap factory (now part of Unilever). Lever personally helped to plan the village and employed nearly thirty different architects in its design. Between 1899 and 1914, 800 houses with a population of 3,500 were built, together with allotments and public buildings, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a cottage hospital, schools, a concert hall, open air swimming pool, church, and a temperance hotel. Lever also introduced schemes for welfare, education and the entertainment of his workers, and encouraged recreation and organisations which promoted art, literature, science or music.

The Leverhulme Memorial (Sir William Reid Dick, R.A., 1930) is in Queen Mary’s Drive, adjacent to the Lady Lever Art Gallery. The Memorial is a pylon in black granite surmounted by a figure of ‘Inspiration’ – shown here – with a group in green bronze at the foot representing Industry, Education, Charity, and Art, the four great interests in Lord Leverhulme’s life. The group took Reid Dick 3 years to complete. Upwards of 22,000 employees of Messrs Lever Brothers contributed to its construction.

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Statement of Significance

Via the Historic Scotland website

Govanhill Baths, Calder Street, Glasgow
Statement of Significance
Social and historic interest of public pools, baths and washhouses in Glasgow


1. Glasgow Corporation provided a comprehensive array of service for its citizens, from dance halls to hydraulic power on tap to health centres. By building a huge number of public baths, pools and washhouses the Corporation promoted health and hygiene. For many people without hot running water, bath tubs in individual cubicles for personal washing were much needed. Baths and washhouses were often an adjunct to a public library or hall, at Parkhead for instance, providing a clear example of the City’s paternalistic sense of social responsibility. The bath houses often, though not always, incorporated swimming pools for further health and enjoyment. Typically, there would be two or three pools of different sizes within the building, for men, women and children. Around the galleried top-lit pools were the changing cubicles. The building could also contain a washhouse, or steamie, providing hot tubs for washing clothes, and large mangles and driers. The steamie was a great place for women to socialise while doing the family’s laundry, a fact underlined by the play of that name. Many Glaswegians continued to use bathing and laundry facilities up until the mid 20th century and even later.

2. Very few of these buildings now survive in Glasgow, or even Scotland as a whole. Due to maintenance issues and changes in social habits, baths and washhouses have become steadily redundant and latterly derelict. In the 1980s, the pools, though still well-used, were superseded by leisure centres and the problem arose as to what to do with existing buildings. The washhouse was converted to a launderette in 1971 and became a gym. The pools closed in 2001.


Surviving examples of pools, baths and washhouses in Glasgow

3. The Corporation baths were built in imitation of private swimming pools dating from the 1870s. The idea was to bring the health and fitness that the private clubs offered to a wider public. Two of these early private clubs, the Arlington Baths and Western Baths, continue to operate successfully in the city. However, of the many public baths with swimming pools built by the Office of Public Works during the period, only Whitevale Street, Govanhill and Govan are extant, though the Govan baths are now derelict and unlisted. Of the other pools from this period, North Woodside is still in use with its interior having been substantially reconstructed in 1990 behind the façade. Parkhead was on the Buildings at Risk Register until 1995 when it was converted to flats. Whiteinch was also converted, leaving little or nothing of the interiors. Maryhill baths may be reopened as a swimming pool by Glasgow City Council but the original interior has already been removed and replaced.

4. In 2001 when Govanhill Baths closed, they were the only original, substantially unaltered public baths in the city still in use, making them a rare and important survival. Edinburgh City Council still operates five of its remaining traditional public baths and Dundee has one, whereas Glasgow has closed all of its examples.

Architectural significance of Govanhill Baths

5. The baths were designed by the City Surveyor, Alexander Beith McDonald, and built 1912-17 in Edwardian baroque style. The Glasgow volume of Buildings of Scotland (1990) describes the baths as having a ‘lavish interior, substantially unaltered’ (p525). Continued use as originally intended has meant the interior has remained largely intact. The baths were listed at Category B in 1992 in the resurvey of the city.

6. The complex comprises an entrance and hot bath block to Calder Street, faced with red sandstone ashlar, brick and concrete structures housing pools and baths, and the

7. washhouse with chimney to the north. These buildings occupy an entire block in Govanhill and contain three top-lit pools: the main galleried pool, the small pool and the smaller learners’ pool. All three pools are important in their own way but it is the main pool with its cast-iron railed gallery, tiling, changing cubicles and ferro-concrete arched ribs supporting a glazed roof structure that gives the baths their highly distinctive character. The original tiling has been overlaid except at regularly spaced wreath motifs. When discussing the significance and future of the buildings that constitute Govanhill Baths, it is neither useful nor easy to separate the exterior from these interior elements. The EDAW/ Page and Park feasibility study consequently addresses options for change based on the varied disposition of interior spaces.

8. The precocious use of reinforced concrete in a damp environment here (and also at Govan Elder Street) illustrates a willingness to experiment by City Architects that had already shown itself to dramatic effect at Kelvin Hall. The broader the span and the more light that passes through, the more impressive is the architectural effect.

Hierarchy of significance (numbering relates to the engineering report floor plans)

9. The most important element is the largest of the pools (14), followed by the second largest (36), which is similar, with arched reinforced concrete roof trusses, but without a gallery. The third pool (40) is of much lower importance and has a flat ceiling, as do assorted access corridors and a maze of small rooms (41-57) of low significance that could well be rearranged without harm to the character of the building. Of middling importance is the interior of the steamie, (30-35) as it lacks the associated plant and clothes horses, but still has impressive concrete roof trusses. The hot baths at the first floor to Calder Street (100-108) are steel replacements behind functional timber screens below a light steel roof. Of least significance is the chimney, (18) which is a steel replacement of the original brick stalk. Filtration equipment (in rooms 16-21) are not of special importance and in this area a considerable degree of change may be anticipated.


10. The south elevation is most impressive, followed by the north with its row of thermal windows. The east and west elevations are more utilitarian, altered and therefore offer appropriate locations for further intervention.

Condition reports

11. In the structural report by EDAW/Page & Park the building’s condition is said to be fair although repair work is required. This makes it difficult to make poor condition alone the case for demolition. Historic Scotland’s engineer compiled a report on the structure after a site visit in February 2004.
Alternative uses

12. There is a requirement to market the baths to a restoring purchaser, a prerequisite set out in the Memorandum of Guidance for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas (1998), which sets out Government policy in Scotland, before any application could be made to demolish the building: “2.13: Planning authorities which are disposed to grant consent to a proposed demolition may wish to note that in considering the case, Scottish Ministers will wish to be satisfied that every possible attempt has been made to find a suitable alternative use. For example, Scottish Ministers would normally expect to see evidence that the building had been advertised for sale or long lease to a restoring purchaser on the open market for a reasonable period, and at a price reflecting its location and condition, without success before granting demolition consent.”

13. Glasgow City Council commissioned a feasibility study for the complex. Compiled by EDAW and Page & Park Architects, it arrived at the conclusion that ‘complementary swimming’ or a business centre offered the best new uses. Government policy states that the best function for any building is its original intended use. As stated in NPPG 18, Para 21 ‘the fact that a building is obsolete for a short period of time is not in itself justification for unsympathetic change’. However it is necessary also to grasp the opportunities presented by a change of use. Thus a swimming pool in Roubaix, France, is now an art gallery and restaurant, retaining historic filtration plant, and one in Charleroi, Belgium, now incorporates

flats. In either case statues and flats look onto and benefit from the arched spaces over modified pools.

La Piscine, Roubaix

14. There have been no enquiries to Historic Scotland about building repair grant aid though it is perfectly possible that this would be considered due to the building’s (increasing) rarity and cultural significance.

15. All of these issues would have to be taken into consideration in an application for Listed Building Consent. Historic Scotland will be very receptive to an innovative solution that exploits the key internal spaces and secures a future for the complex.

Le Bassin de Natation de Broucheterre, Charleroi, before and after conversion to 33 social housing units, Belgium

16. While the steamie facilities are obviously now redundant, physical preservation and interpretation of their cultural significance would reinforce artistic commemoration in such plays as Tony Roper’s “The Steamie”. As a major part of Glasgow’s cultural heritage, any significant elements of a ‘steamie’ or baths should be conserved in some way. They are a very threatened building type.

17. Govanhill Baths are therefore recognised as an architecturally and historically important part of the city’s history. They are particularly important culturally in that until recently they offered a valued and distinctive facility open to all members of the community. Any proposed reuse of Govanhill Baths must take into account more than simply the preservation of a façade: the spaces given over to the pools are of importance and their reuse must be considered extremely carefully.

Historic Scotland

January 2005

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Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto
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The beautiful Stadio Olimpico del Nuoto indoor aquatics centre at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy, during the 13th FINA World Aquatics Championships in Rome 2009. Inaugurated in 1959, designed by architects Enrico Del Debbio and Aniballe Vitellozzi to host the swimming, diving, water polo, and swimming portion of the modern pentathlon events for the 1960 Summer Olympics, refurbished to host the European Aquatics Championships in 1983, reconfigured and expanded for the 1994 World Aquatics Championships, and then used again as the Roma 09 warmup pool.

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