Thursday, January 2, 2014

Getting Away From The Cold...

The stunning Spa House by Metropolis Design in South Africa. Notice how the spa itself is under water with windows that look into the pool!

Metropolis Design says, "The building is conceived of as a hovering set of abstract sculptural elements, lightly suspended over a large waterscape, which forms an extended terrace on the mountainside...Water as a rejuvenative element, constitutes the primary experience of the building and provides its symbolic language. The guest accommodation block hovers dramatically over the water and projects into space towards the mountain and sea. It shelters the dining area, itself submerged below water level. Pool decks are arranged as islands in a sea of water, connected by a bridge. The underwater spa with large viewing windows into the pool has a sense of stillness and mystery."

1 comment:

Caroline said...

This house reminds me so much of Hockney's A Bigger Splash! Just beautiful.