SPACED | Reimagining The Indoor Swimming Pool For A Bucolic Patch Of West Side Woods

January 16, 2017.

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With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, and sweet fuck all on Craigslist.

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(via) Dutch dreamers at LAAV Architects came up with this extraordinary home concept, which they imagined in an open grove of pine trees somewhere in the Netherlands. We’d take it exactly as it’s depicted above and below, only near UBC on a quiet, wooded edge of the Endowment Lands. It’s called Villa Clessidra, and it is essentially a layered concrete box that sees the entirety of its second floor given over to a glass-bottomed swimming pool (thereby lending the first floor a shimmeringly aquatic ceiling). The old Jaguar in the garage can come too.

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