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Piscine Tournesol in Lingolsheim, France by Urbane Kultur Subscription

Swimming pool typology: a modern refurbishment brings one of 183 UFO-like swimming pools back to life


Municipal Pool in Bagneux, France by Dominique Coulon et Associes Subscription

Swimming pools typology: a renovated municipal pool contrasts a rectalinear form with voluptuously curved spaces


Therme Vals in Switzerland by Peter Zumthor Subscription

Swimming pools typology: A labrynthine plan and moody lighting reminds visitors of the cultic origin of bathing

JC Prestwich & Sons, Mounts Baths, Northampton, 1936

Typology: Swimming Pools Subscription

Sites of ablution, illicit heavy petting, athleticism, surveillance, leisure, racism and death: pools bring people together stripped of status symbols, but in ways profoundly marked by wider social conditions




Municipal Pool in Tabuaço, Portugal by Topos Atelier de Arquitectura Subscription

Swimming pools typology: a striking Stadtkrone for little over 6,000 people looks out across rolling countryside


London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects

Swimming pools typology: ZHA’s whale-like aquatics centre is undeniably an impressive place to swim


Thermal Bath in Bad Ems, Germany by 4A Architekten Subscription

Swimming pools typology: a plan of overlapping lozenges accommodates pools, saunas and a gym alongside the River Lahn

New Andean architecture in El Alto, Bolivia

New Andean: a new indigenous architecture Video Subscription

[FILM] El Alto’s Party Halls by Freddy Mamani in Bolivia contain a banquet hall, shops and flats with a private house perched on top

Parque Novo Santo Amaro V by Vigliecca & Associados

From favela to gated community: a documentary Video Subscription

[FILM] When Vigliecca & Associados designed Parque Novo Santo Amaro V, its communal spaces were supposed to be for everyone, but now the residents want to close the gates