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THE COOL POOL / 25 October 2018

Discover Stand Up Paddling and start to do it in your pool!

Laird Hamilton has surfed monster waves. The biggest and most dangerous there are. Raging waters that can only be reached by helicopter, in inflatable boats or on a water scooter. To reach these milestones when there still weren’t any rules, Hamilton started out by surfing on a board with a paddle to help him improve […]

THE COOL POOL / 11 October 2018

A Scandinavian refuge for enjoying water all year around

Everybody knows about the enviable Scandinavian custom of using the bounties of water for keeping in good physical and mental health. The young architects’ studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, founded in Stockholm in 1995 and whose work straddles between architecture and design, has just designed and completed a pavilion with two pools for a villa built in 1796. […]

THE COOL POOL / 20 September 2018

Ladies and gentlemen: fasten your swimsuits!

Can you think of a better way to escape the usual hustle and bustle of air travel than with a refreshing dip? The three airports below all have a pool, a guaranteed way to beat the boredom and make layovers, delayed flights and cancellations more (much more) bearable. The first on the list is located […]

THE COOL POOL / 23 August 2018

How to Feng Shui Your Pool

Have you ever asked yourself why so many Chinese restaurants have fish tanks? The answer has nothing to do with any special interest in fish, it’s because of feng shui. According to this philosophy based on the idea of occupying spaces in a conscious and harmonious fashion, water symbolises good luck and contributes significantly to people’s physical […]

THE COOL POOL / 1 June 2018

A Contemporary Teahouse in Xuhui

In contrast to Far East buildings made from stone, wood or mud and distinguished mainly by their heavy and rotund nature, today we discover an oriental-style building which is surprising precisely because of its change of tack regarding choice of materials. The light and play of transparencies achieved with modern materials and reflective pools at the Huaxin Business Center coexist with one of the basic […]

THE COOL POOL / 11 May 2018

Making a splash: five music videos filmed at pools

Pools have long been chosen by artists as the perfect backdrop for their music videos. This list includes eighties icons, rock bands and pop stars who’ve gotten wet and wild in their videos and made a splash to promote their songs. Wham: Club Tropicana (1983) British duo George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley filmed the music […]

THE COOL POOL / 19 April 2018

Discover the shark pool in the LEGO House

The LEGO House recently opened in the centre of Billund, Denmark is an amazing life-size construction built using 25 million plastic LEGO bricks in which nothing is what it seems. In total, 21 spaces in the shape of superimposed blocks invite children and adults to explore them through play and their imagination. The house of the Danish […]

THE COOL POOL / 15 March 2018

Urban lake in Taiwan

The Dutch architecture studio MVRDV  will design a new large urban lake in the centre of the Taiwanese city of Tainan. The project will entail the demolition of the China-Town shopping centre, a complex built in 1983 and on which it proposes an urgent replacement due to its poor architectural quality. This decaying construction is no longer what it […]

THE COOL POOL / 8 February 2018

Pool Society Portraits

2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of photographer Slim Aarons, whose camera immortalised American high society between the 1950s and 80s. His shots tell stories of privilege and influence and made the swimming pool an object of desire for many generations. Although born in Manhattan in 1916, Slim Aarons was raised far from the bright […]

THE COOL POOL / 25 January 2018

Guillaume Nery, the world champion freediver

Breathing only once and using only muscular strength, the French freediver Guillaume Néry is able to dive to 125 meters deep. With his multiple world achievements and through an amazing combination of elite sport and video art, Néry reveals the immensity of nature, shows that the human body has an enormous capacity to adapt to the […]

THE COOL POOL / 11 January 2018

Are wave pools the future of surfing?

With 35 million surfers around the world, surfing and the lifestyle that surrounds it does not stop growing. Now, the consolidation of artificial wave pools to practice this sport opens up new business routes.  It is indisputable that the practice of surfing goes beyond the sporting aspect. More and more brands are taking advantage of the values transmitted […]

THE COOL POOL / 28 December 2017

5 Key Trends in the Pool Industry for 2018

In 2018 we will swim in pools with transparent edges that will create optical illusions in our garden. In addition, in the next year, the space limitations will be increasingly smaller because their dimensions become more compact to adapt to the interior of our own homes. In 2018, collaborative pools, conceptual designs and pools capable of empathizing with our mood will […]

THE COOL POOL / 14 December 2017

Giraffes dive into the pool

Diving is one of the most visually spectacular and exciting sports. Proof of this is the absolute silence that reigns in Olympic stadiums from the moment a diver plunges off the springboard and lands in the water. Given the huge hypnotic effect this traditional sports discipline has on spectators, what would happen if the divers […]