POOL DESIGN AWARDS 2014 - Middle East - The most beautiful residential swimming pool
A Magical Setting
- Architect: Francis Landscapes
- Project leader: Frédéric Francis
- Location: Faqra, Liban
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With one main visual axis commencing from the house, flowing through the pool, and trickling on to the breathtaking horizon, this project is a submission to nature’s greatness.
Designed to complement impressive existing rock formations that shape a natural amphitheater, the project succumbs to nature’s legacy, with ever growing and evolving plant life and labyrinthine pathways that hide nature’s well-kept secrets.
Walking around the pool, one is taken away into mysterious walkways that tempt curiosity and guide the wanderer into groves of oak, cedar, and fruit bearing trees, making for a truly multi-sensorial, multi-seasonal experience.
This project focused on collaborating with nature, resulting in something that is less of a guided tour and more of discovery at its purest.
The pathways, walkways and promenades hint at undiscovered little islands of pleasure.
Even the pool house is hidden, allowing for an uncluttered field of vision, where nature and everything it has to offer can truly be enjoyed. Here, bliss can be found.