INFINITY POOLS: HEAVEN ON THE EDGE

Highlight of today’s fine and luxurious architecture is the impressive kind of pools, named Infinity Pools.

Text: Marilena Kalli

An infinity pool is a reflecting or swimming pool where the water flows over one or more edges, producing a visual effect of water with no boundary. The infinity pool design concept is said to have originated in France, where one of the first vanishing edge designs was utilized in the Stag Fountain at the Palace of Versailles in the early 1400s. Such pools are often designed so that the edge appears to merge with a larger body of water such as the ocean, or with the sky. They are often seen at resorts, estates, and in other luxurious places.

 

Grace Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Over the last few decades, pools have established their appearance in the world of architecture. Through the years, their structure and design has been developed very much, and nowadays they play an important role at the architectural compose. Infinity pools are purposed to become a landmark, a jewel of the building they are part of, a frame view that everyone will recall. They are located at places where the view is breathtaking, by the sea or even into the woods, wherever the architect believes that is worth merging with the landscape.

Cavo Tagoo, Mykonos

Their most common appearance is in luxurious hotels all over the world, although over the last few years we have come across impressive estate installations on top of skylines, or part of villas located by the sea. The most famous infinity pools are found in exotic places, and below is a list of the 20 most impressive ones.

Canaves Oia Hotel, Santorini, Greece

Romanos Resort, Costa navarino

Senia Hotel, Paros, Greece

Blue Palace, Elounda, Greece

Alila Villas, Bali

Golden Triangle Resort, Bali

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

Paradise Pool, Maldives

Four Seasons Safari Lodge, Serengeti, Africa

Los Cabos, Mexico

Residence in Hawai

Maldives

Residence in Tanzania

Residence in Canada

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland

The Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland