Seoul always brings us intriguing, cutting edge and occasionally controversial conceptual designs. So, we can’t say Kohn Pedersson Fox’s new cantilevered pool surprises us, but it sure has caught our eye!
The pool will be part of a new building planned for Seoul’s Yongsan International Business District called “Block H”. The building will include a 5 star hotel, luxury residences, and 167,225 square meters of space.
The zig-zag pool is positioned on the side of the 385 meter tower and it is cantilevered two thirds of the way up the structure.
The Architizer blog points out that this pool is part of an emerging trend of pool designs which “are in themselves intended to be singular formal moments, a type of gratuitous form-on-form, if you will, where the shape of the pool either riffs off of — and, thus, further accentuates — the so-called ‘defining’ flourishes of the tower to which it is appended, or is so formally foreign to its host structure so as to constitute an architectural anomaly.”
It’s an excellent analysis of the pool’s design.
Check out the cool pics below!