Architect Jean-Baptiste Bouvet has completed a hillside swimming pool that steps down to a terrace overlooking the scenic French landscape.
Rectangular openings create framed views through the structure, which has four descending levels.
A ramp connecting each level leads back up to the clients house.
The pool occupies the second level down, as does a drinking fountain.
On the third level down is a planted garden, while two trees grow in the terrace at the lowest level.
Other swimming pools featured on Dezeen include the London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid and a conceptual floating pool that would filter river water through its walls - see all our stories about swimming pools here.
Here are a few words from Bouvet:
Pool on the slope - Jean Bapiste Bouvet Architecture
This project consist to create a pool in a small space and extremely steep.
The aim was to treat the topography through the project, which plays on the duality of two major space.
The basin, which is interiorized and that of the lower terrace, which opens onto the landscape.
A ramp allows connecting these two spaces. A series of framings are set up through the sequence of the project.
Location: Le Paradou (13) - FRANCE
Program: Construction of a swimming pool and courtyard garden
Budget: € 35 000 HT
Surface: 150 m2
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