This Week, Plans For Vertigo-inducing Swimming Pools In London And India Emerged

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This week on Dezeen: two proposals for glass-bottomed swimming pools suspended between large-rise buildings went viral this week.

Glass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended 10 storeys above south LondonGlass-bottomed swimming pool to be suspended ten storeys over south London

The first swimming-pool layout to hit the headlines this week was described by its developers in London as the “world’s first”, but a 2nd dizzying design and style presently underneath development in India (main picture) was quickly publicised in its wake.

Preston Bus Station redevelopment by John Puttick AssociatesPreston Bus Station redevelopment by John Puttick Associates

US practice John Puttick Associates won the competitors to overhaul the Brutalist and Grade-II listed Preston Bus Station and Zaha Hadid finished a protective canopy for New York’s Higher Line.

BIG-smoke-rings_dezeen_sqBIG’s smoke-ring-blowing chimney launched Kickstarter

Large launched a crowdfunding campaign for its smoke-ring-blowing chimney undertaking and a Berlin crowdsourcing platform announced an open style competition to repurpose a defunct railway bridge.

Container Skyscraper, Mumbai by CRG ArchitectsContainer Skyscraper, Mumbai by CRG Architects

Strategies to substitute slum housing with a pair of skyscrapers formed from shipping containers were released, although architectural designer James Furzer designed parasitic housing for London’s homeless.

Linear park in Mexico City by Fernando RomeroLinear park in Mexico City by Fernando Romero

In other information, architects in Mexico uncovered a masterplan for a public park in the middle of a active city street and Dezeen View Keep redesigned its internet site.

Denise-Scott-Brown_dezeen_sqDenise Scott Brown

Denise Scott Brown defended Postmodernism, while Owen Hatherley explored the controversial movement’s “unforgivable” legacy in the latest pieces from our summertime-prolonged series.

Onean surfboardBattery-powered Onean surfboard

Well-liked tasks this week on Dezeen included a battery-powered board for waveless surfing, glove-like socks manufactured from a material stronger than steel and a residential extension added to a heritage-listed property in London.

JJ House by Space Group ArchitectsJJ Residence by Room Group Architects

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