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+Pool by Family Architects, New York City, USA

Celebrating invention and authenticity, the AR presents a snapshot of work in progress from around the world

+Pool is a collaborative project between New York-based design studios Family Architects and PlayLab to build a floating lido in the rivers of New York City. It’s an inspired initiative. Working together with ARUP’s New York office, the architects have designed +Pool to not simply float, but to actually filter river water through its walls.

Bacteria, contaminants and odours will be removed, leaving only safe and swimmable water within the pool itself. Though still at the prototype stage, engineer ARUP is optimistic. Judging from the hype surrounding the project’s fundraising campaign, so are the residents of New York.

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