Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

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Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

Architect Jean-Baptiste Bouvet has completed a hillside swimming pool that steps down to a terrace overlooking the scenic French landscape.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

Rectangular openings create framed views through the structure, which has four descending levels.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

A ramp connecting each level leads back up to the clients house.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

The pool occupies the second level down, as does a drinking fountain.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

On the third level down is a planted garden, while two trees grow in the terrace at the lowest level.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

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.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

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.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

The aim was to treat the topography through the project, which plays on the duality of two major space.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

The basin, which is interiorized and that of the lower terrace, which opens onto the landscape.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

A ramp allows connecting these two spaces. A series of framings are set up through the sequence of the project.

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

Location: Le Paradou  (13) - FRANCE
Program: Construction of a swimming pool and courtyard garden
Client: Private

Pool on the slope by Jean-Baptiste Bouvet

Budget: € 35 000 HT
Surface: 150 m2
Date: 2007/2011

  • http://www.hierba.es/ cosmética

    This highly integrated in the environment I like, greetings from Spain

  • cb100

    Quite good work for only 25 years old.

  • floyd landis

    It is very nice, but Luis Barragan did a similar project and it became iconic.

  • pool

    Are those pictures a "spot the pool" game?

  • http://www.rjcjh.co.uk Joseph_Holder

    Such beauty, won my heart in the first image