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Indoor Pools: Bringing the Tranquility of Water to Interiors

04:30 - 14 May, 2019
Indoor Pools: Bringing the Tranquility of Water to Interiors, © Valentin Jeck
© Valentin Jeck

Within architecture, water evokes sentiments of calmness and wellbeing. The element has influenced design through its dynamic and fluid nature. With recent technological advances, architects have created some of the most strategic, innovative, and unexpected intersections of design and H2O.

Below, we have provided a roundup of indoor pools that highlight the application of water in different spaces, showing its relationship to materiality and use.

This collection is one of many interesting content groupings made by our registered users. Remember you can save and manage what inspires you on My ArchDaily. Create your account here.

© Mariela Apollonio © Yoshihiro Koitani + Aby Helfon y Ramón Helfon © Héctor Fernández Santos-Díez © Vinicius Nunes + 30

The Corten House / DMOA Architecten

15:00 - 28 April, 2019
The Corten House / DMOA Architecten , © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kontich, Belgium
  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Benjamin Denef, Matthias Mattelaer, Stefanie Dieleman, Charlotte Gryspeerdt, Lien Gesquiere, Koen Paridaens engineering
  • Area

    540.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Pivoting, Sliding, Accordion and Curtain Wall: Different Types Of Windows In 11 Buildings

05:30 - 8 April, 2019
Pivoting, Sliding, Accordion and Curtain Wall: Different Types Of Windows In 11 Buildings, MILU / Qatarchitecten. Image © Luc Roymans
MILU / Qatarchitecten. Image © Luc Roymans

Although all windows have common functions such as allowing the passage of light, providing ventilation, and focusing the different views, these objectives can be enhanced through a series of useful options. Depending on the orientation of the building, climatic conditions, direction of the wind, and architectural point of view, each specific window model can make a difference within a project, improving usability and the spatial and environmental quality of each room.

Below, we present types of windows that can be found in today's homes, specifically in 11 projects previously published on our site.

Headquarters 'Le Duff Group' / Ateliers 2/3/4/ | ArchDaily. Image © Juan Sepulveda Villa RR / Reitsema and Partners Architects. Image © Ronald Tilleman Villa X / Barcode Architects. Image © Christian van der Kooy PIVEXIN Technology HQ / MUS Architects. Image © Tomasz Zakrzewski + 36

Passive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studio

02:00 - 8 February, 2019
Passive Rowhouse SMETVANDERVEKEN / denc!-studio, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans + 25

Waiting Rooms, Reception Areas, & Courtyards: 43 Notable Examples of Hospital Architecture

12:00 - 9 September, 2018
Waiting Rooms, Reception Areas, & Courtyards: 43 Notable Examples of Hospital Architecture, © Bart Gosselin
© Bart Gosselin

© Tiago Casanova © Andrés Valbuena © Neave Bozorgi © JUNGLIM Architecture + 44

Hospitals and projects related to healthcare must follow specific guidelines based on the rules and regulations of their country. These standards help us to design complex spaces, such as those located in areas of surgery, hospitalization, diagnostics, laboratories, and including areas and circulations that are clean, dirty, restricted or public, which create a properly functioning building.

There are a few spaces that we, as architects, can develop with great ease and freedom of design: waiting rooms, reception areas, and outdoor spaces. These are spaces where architects can express the character of the hospital. To jump-start you into this process, we have selected 43 projects that show us how creativity and quality of a space go hand-in-hand with functionality. 

Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools

12:00 - 20 May, 2018
Sublime Swimming: 12 Examples of Custom Pools, © Mariela Apollonio
© Mariela Apollonio

What's better than a house with a pool? A house with a pool that's part of the structure of the house. These 12 projects show different ways to incorporate pools and how to resolve issues of weight, moisture and leaks. See the houses below, featuring photos by photographers like Mariela Apollonio, Kent Soh y Marcello Mariana.

© Benjamin Benschneider © Pieters Kers & Patrick Voigt © Nathan Rader © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG + 13

11 Houses With Gorgeous Double-Height Spaces

12:00 - 4 February, 2018
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners
© Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners

© Hiroyuki Oki © Rena Lorenz Cortesía de Seets + Spectacle © Ikuya Sasaki + 13

The private dwelling is a particularly favorable place in which to enjoy double-height spaces. This design strategy not only allows vertical spaces to be connected, but also enriches the functional and aesthetic possibilities of a building; often used in living rooms and kitchens, these spaces are designed to generate encounters between occupants. In this Photos of the Week selection, we present images by renowned photographers such as Kim Zwarts, Rena Lorenz, and Shigeo Ogawa.

15 Houses and Their Inhabitants: The Best Photos of the Week

11:00 - 8 October, 2017
Cortesía de Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Cortesía de Atelier Vens Vanbelle

© Toby Scott © Fernando Guerra |  FG+SG © Sasha Juliard © Isaac Ramírez Marín + 16

We are accustomed to seeing photographs in which architecture is recorded without any occupants, or perhaps captured only with models who give scale to the spaces shown. However, in recent years architectural photographers have increasingly decided to humanize the houses they document, presenting not only their architecture, but also those who inhabit these buildings. In this week's best photos, we present a selection of 15 houses captured by renowned photographers such as Luc Roymans, Adrien Williams and Fernando Schapochnik.

20 Incredible Images of Architecture and Animals: The Best Photos of the Week

11:00 - 10 September, 2017
20 Incredible Images of Architecture and Animals: The Best Photos of the Week, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice

For the animal lovers among our audience, this week we have put together a special roundup of images of architecture alongside some marvelous critters. While not exactly a mainstay of architectural photography, proponents of the form like BoysPlayNice, Jesus Granada and Rafael Gamo have dared to include animal inhabitants in their architectural compositions. Read on to see a selection of 20 creative images where you will find horses, sheep, cows, goats, dogs, cats, and even elephants.

© Gartnerfuglen & Mariana de Delás © Matharoo Associates © Jesús Granada © Olo Studio + 19

Innovative and Beautiful Uses of Brick: The Best Photos of the Week

07:00 - 16 July, 2017

It can't be denied that architects love brick. The material is popular both for its warmth and for the diversity of expressions that can be achieved by applying it in a creative way—depending on the arrangement of individual bricks or the combination of bonds, it’s possible to arrive at a result that is both original and attractive. That ingenuity is what photographers like Hiroyuki Oki, Gustavo Sosa Pinilla, and François Brix, among others, have attempted to capture in their photographs. In these images, light is a key element of good composition, allowing the photographers to control the intensity of color and the contrast of masses and voids, as well as enhancing the incredible textures of the brick we love so much.

© Courtesy of Atelier Alter © Photographix © Trieu Chien © Su Shengliang + 11

The Screen / DMOA architects

03:00 - 30 June, 2017
The Screen / DMOA architects, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bierbeek, Belgium
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Charlotte Gryspeerdt, Benjamin Denef, Matthias Mattelaer
  • Area

    440.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

GERM / Van Staeyen Interieur

09:00 - 28 April, 2017
GERM / Van Staeyen Interieur, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans           © Luc Roymans           © Luc Roymans           © Luc Roymans           + 15

MILU / Qatarchitecten

11:00 - 24 March, 2017
MILU / Qatarchitecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              © Luc Roymans              + 43

These Amazing Kitchens Will Up Your Thanksgiving Game

06:00 - 24 November, 2016
These Amazing Kitchens Will Up Your Thanksgiving Game

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, ArchDaily looks back to present a compilation of the most stunning kitchens we've covered in the last year. While it may be a bit too late for this year, read on to get some inspiration for perfecting your feast and amaze your guests in 2017.

© Nelson Kon © Fernando Gomulya © Amit Geron © Peter van der Knoop + 18

Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers

06:00 - 9 March, 2016
Farmhouse in Westerlo / Van Staeyen + Beutels/Apers , © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans + 24

W058 Bart & Sara / Atelier Vens Vanbelle

13:00 - 7 March, 2016
W058 Bart & Sara / Atelier Vens Vanbelle, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans + 22

The 20 Most Popular Projects of 2015

09:30 - 28 December, 2015
The 20 Most Popular Projects of 2015

If there's one word that sums up our most popular projects of 2015, it's "diversity." The list features architects ranging from old favorites such as SANAA, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and OMA down to newer names like Sculp[IT] and Tropical Space; it also includes everything from museums to multi-family housing and spa retreats to chapels - along with the usual smattering of private residences. Interestingly, this year's list also shows the symbiosis between great architecture and great photography, with no less than 4 projects also appearing in our most bookmarked images from this year's World Photo Day. But despite their diversity, there's one thing all of these 20 projects have in common: great architecture. So settle in, relax and read on - here's our 20 most popular projects of 2015.

World Photo Day 2015: The 10 Most-Saved Images in My ArchDaily

06:00 - 19 August, 2015

"Every picture tells a story" - at least, that's according to that great philosopher of our time, Rod Stewart. But what about the stories behind the pictures themselves? At ArchDaily we know that a great image requires not only great architecture but also a skilled photographer, so to celebrate World Photo Day we decided to find out more about the most popular images on ArchDaily. We've taken the ten most bookmarked images in My ArchDaily, and contacted some of the photographers to find out more about their images - read on to see the top ten, and to find out the stories behind six of them.