11 of the best rooftop swimming pools on Dezeen
As London enjoys a mini heatwave, we're celebrating the belated arrival of summer by dipping into some of the best rooftop swimming pools from our archive, including an infinity pool with views of the Tel Aviv skyline and a bathing spot in the Brazilian jungle (+ slideshow).
A canopy of concrete frames appears to slice up this rooftop swimming pool in Bangkok, which Thai landscape architects T.R.O.P. positioned over the podium of a 42-storey residential complex close to the city's main station. Find out more about The Pool at Pyne »
Jellyfish House by Wiel Arets Architects
A rooftop swimming pool with a glass floor cantilevers out beside the entrance to this house by Dutch office Wiel Arets Architects, offering elevated views of the Mediterranean sea.
The rear wall of the pool also features a large interior window, allowing residents in the first-floor kitchen to look out at friends and family taking a swim. Find out more about Jellyfish House »
Refúgio na Montaria by Carvalho Araújo
This concrete house in northern Portugal by local studio Carvalho Araújo features an overhanging roof dedicated to a narrow swimming pool.
Inspired by the domestic water tanks used to supply local houses, the pool offers views over the rural landscape to the Serra d'Arga mountains. Find out more about Refúgio na Montaria »
A glazed box supporting a pool and sundeck protrudes from the roof of this concrete holiday house in Argentina, which architect Luciano Kruk designed for himself and his girlfriend. Find out more about Casa L4 »
Garden Villas by MIA Design Studio
This two-storey residence is the latest in a series of holiday villas MIA Design Studio designed for the Naman Retreat in Vietnam.
The building's most unusual feature is a shallow pool that surrounds a sunken lounge on the roof, accessed via a bridge that extends across from the first floor of the opposite block. Find out more about Garden Villas »
Antokolsky Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem
A rooftop swimming pool runs along the edge of this renovated penthouse in Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem.
Residents can look down over the old town rooftops while enjoying a swim. Find out more about Antokolsky Penthouse »
House at Alibag by Malik Architecture
This faceted house in India by Malik Architecture features an elevated steel tunnel, bridged corridors and a rooftop swimming pool on stilts, which shelters an external terrace.
The pool's sharp edges are intended to give the impression of its water merging with the Arabian Sea on the horizon. Find out more about House at Alibag »
Maison Beauvallon by Raphaëlle Segond
Stairs lead past lumpy cork-covered walls to a rooftop swimming pool in this house in the south of France by architect Raphaëlle Segond. The pool joins on to the open-plan living room. Find out more about Maison Beauvallon »
Oak Pass House by Walker Workshop
Walker Workshop's Californian house for a concert violinist features an infinity pool that stretches along the edge of outdoor terraces beneath the boughs of one of the site's protected oak trees. Find out more about Oak Pass House »
The swimming pool on the roof of this concrete residence by Brazilian office Studio MK27 sits within the dense canopy of a coastal rainforest in São Paulo state.
The house also features balconies that face into the forest, hosting hammocks and providing shade from the sun. Find out more about Jungle House »
Mirage House by Kois Associated Architects
The last project in our roundup hasn't actually been built – but it still deserves a place on the list!
Designed by Kois Associated Architects for the Greek island of Tinos, a square-shaped infinity pool conceived as an "invisible oasis" would form the roof of the cavernous dwelling. Find out more about Mirage House »