Swimming at the Edge of the World

Infinity as far as the eye can see, that is the what an Athens architectural design firm is aiming to achieve with this audacious pool concept.
Kois Associated Architects has proposed building an infinity pool to blow all other infinity pools out of the water. The pool is set to take over the entire roof of the Mirage house in the Greek island of Tinos. The 2,131-square-foot cavernous house is built underneath the infinity pool and the natural rocky landscape. The pool has been designed to create the illusion of an “invisible oasis” that would give the Mirage residents the luxury of enjoying a stunning, unparalleled view of the Aegean Sea without giving up their privacy.

“Some of our clients’ major concerns were visibility and privacy,” project architect Nikos Patsiaouras told Dezeen. “At first we were concerned with the concept of invisibility. We asked ourselves ‘How can you make a building disappear?’ Our response was to mimic elements of the landscape. The visual effect of the mirroring of the pool in combination with the concept of invisibility brought to mind the visual phenomenon of the mirage, from which the project was named.”

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