Pools have always been a major attraction for the public even in the ancient era some baths acted as major public spaces and now it has evolved to pools which is a symbol of luxury. Pool designs create and enhance the ambiance of the surrounding due to its different organic forms, depth and mainly their location play a major role in its experience. 

Even the pool designs have also evolved in all the terms to give the user a different kind of experiences for example from defined shapes it has taken organic forms and instead of designing it on the ground level, it has now taken space on the terrace and even in cantilevered form due to technological advancement. 

Below are some of the pools designed by famous architects or architectural firms. 

1. Casa Monterrey, Mexico, by Tadao Ando 

Tadao Ando’s Casa Monterrey pool gives a minimalistic effect that merges with the built structure also. The pool is designed to get a clear view from the hilltop and the end part of the pool is cantilevered for an uninterrupted view.

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2. Michael Bay’s Los Angeles residence, by Chad Oppenheim

Chad Oppenheim designed an infinite pool in Michael Bay’s Los Angeles residence. The location of the pool goes with the site contour which steps down at a lower level. It has a separate hot tub at the center of the pool in an oval shape. A clear view of the hills and scenic beauty can be seen through the infinity pool. 

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3. CASA LOS CABOS, by Diego Villaseñor

Pool design in CASA LOS CABOS is in a defined geometrical shape. Diego Villaseñor designed it in a manner that it can have an ocean view from every part and seems to merge visually with the ocean. 

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4. Dalmatian Coast House, by Rees Robert + Partners

Dalmatian Coast House is built on a Croatian island. The pool of the house is designed in the theme of the house and used stone-paved material in the pool instead of pool tiles, and it also gives a natural look because of the materials. The pool gives a view towards the Adriatic Sea. 

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5. Los Angeles home, by John Pawson

John Pawson created a deck for uplifting the pool area to get an infinite effect to the pool and get a better view towards the out. 

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6. Palm Beach, Florida, by 1100 architects

The pool designed by 1100 architects is not in any organic form but a strict geometrical shape of a rectangle. The pool has a division in itself for the baby pool and the other part with more depth and it does not stretch to the end to the ground edge and gives space on all the sides of the pool. 

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7. Los Vilos House, Chile, by Cristián Boza

Cristián Boza designed the pool that can be accessed from a bridge that connects it to the roof terrace of the house, the pool is made of stones in a circular form and is placed at the Cliffside for a better view towards the south pacific ocean. 

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8. Oak Pass House, USA, by Walker Workshop

Oak Pass House has a 22 meters long infinity pool along the edge of the roof which is located on Beverly Hills. The pool reflects the oak trees places beside the whole house.

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9. Canal House, USA, by Studio MK27

Canal House is located in Miami Beach and has a natural swimming pool in lagoon form with fishes in it which act as a natural manicure for humans. The pool is surrounded by landscapes and foot over bridge. The pool stretches up to 30 meters in length. 

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10. Jellyfish House, Spain, by Wiel Arets Architects

Jellyfish House has a cantilevered pool from the roof to get a clear view of the Mediterranean sea. The pool has a glass bottom and can be seen from inside of the living space.

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Shivalika Bagre
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Shivalika is a final year student of architecture from Mumbai. She is kind of a “Go with the flow” person and gives 100% to that flow. She likes observing the surroundings, capturing scenic beauty with her eyes and think, there is no choice between beaches and mountains, they both are necessary.

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