Artistic Properties Highlighted 28th October 2016
There are many examples of art within architecture, and now the Telegraph has highlighted some of the most striking high-end developments where artistic flair has been considered in equal measure with functionality.
And some of these exceptional properties also feature swimming pools, offering excellent examples of luxury pool design.
One of the properties featured is Ashberg House in London’s Chelsea, which includes a 12.5 m swimming pool among its array of facilities. The pool itself is designed to imitate sculptor Richard Wilson’s 20:50, a permanent installation at the Saatchi Gallery.
The original piece of art is an oil-filled room, with a shiny glass floor that resembles a pool of water. In Ashberg House, the pool is finished with immaculate black tiles, while a polished black plaster ceiling above the pool reflects the water.
Floating limestone steps that disappear into the pool’s depths, and a Brazilian black slate wall finish the look, all designed to perfection by Morpheus London.
Speaking to the newspaper, the firm’s head of design Alex Isaac explained more about the aesthetic they were creating: “We sought to recreate the holographic nature of Wilson’s installation and the endless configurations of mirroring that can be seen in the walls, ceilings and surface of the floor.”
This is a particularly striking example, but there is much you can do by using the right tiles in your pool. We recently highlighted top trends for ceramic tiles, which included a move towards clean lines and the use of bold colours to accentuate light backgrounds or aspects of a pool room.