Swimming Pool Concept Could Represent The Future of Swimming Pool Designs
16 Apr Swimming Pool Concept Could Represent The Future of Swimming Pool Designs
The Pool of the Future
Technology is constantly evolving. Think about what cellular phones looked like just a few short years ago, and what they have morphed into (see: Apple Watch). Ever wonder what effect the rapidly changing, technologically-savvy design world will have on the Swimming Pool industry? Look no further than the concept swimming pool featured in this article from Eric Herman of Aqua Magazine. Caled the “Swimarium”, it was created by Hong Kong design group OVA Studios. Utilizing glass partitions and the latest virtual reality techniques, this amazing concept will literally propel one’s swimming experience into the space age, and beyond. This simply has to be seen to be believed!
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It may very well be the most elaborate swimming pool concept ever. The “Swimarium” is the brainchild of visionary Hong Kong design group OVA Studios; it is an idea so bold, so technically advanced, it remains to be seen if one will ever be built. Yet even in concept, it might just redefine how we think of ultra-high-end environments built for swimming and aquatic recreation.
In essence, the Swimarium concept involves projecting images of marine environments through a translucent pool structure, thus offering swimmers a virtual experience of a wild aquatic environment in the comfort, convenience and safety of commercial or even residential swimming pool.
According to the OVA Studios website, “With all its boundaries made out of glass under which LED screens are broadcasting live (or recorded) imagery, you can choose your favorite diving reef amongst a selection of the best ones in the world. The Swimarium underwater cameras live feed network will provide you with a first-of-its-kind underwater entertainment experience.”
As daring as that sounds, OVA Studios’ designers increased the level of sophistication several fold by adding a number of creative elements that would provide the Swimarium experience to onlookers who wish to stay dry.
For example: hydrophones and speakers would be incorporated into the design to diffuse sound throughout the pool. Built with two stories, the pool features a dry basement-viewing platform for those who simply want to enjoy the footage without getting wet. Users would be able to choose which images they want to experience while swimming; some of those locations might include the Great Barrier Reef, the Bahamas or the Maldives.
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