High-rise swimming pools – the latest fashion in skyscraper design

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Another project has been unveiled featuring what seems to be a trend at the moment in building design – sky-high swimming pools.

The rooftop infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, was the first.

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Rooftop pool at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

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Embassy Gardens sky pool in London

Recently released were details of the Embassy Gardens project in London by the Ballymore Group, which will feature a glass-bottom pool 35m in the air.

The developers of this project say it will feel like “floating through the air in central London”.

And now Safdie is behind a new Singapore project with a sky-high pool “bridge”.

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Sky Habitat swimming pool bridge

The Sky Habitat towers (pictured) are designed on the vertical village concept and the pool Sky Habitat, is between two 38-storey apartment towers 100m above the ground.

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Sky Habitat by Safdie

The 509-unit complex appears as two stumpy triangle forms with protruding garden balconies. The complex epitomises the new vertical village concept that is encouraging residents to embrace a more communal-style living.

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Sky Habitat housing by Moshe Safdie in Singapore

Sustainability was a key consideration in the design – the units are laid out to ensure a good air flow to offset the tropical humidity that’s usually around 80%.

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