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Design AArch Akbas e Carmellini, Mendrisio
Construction Garzoni, Lugano
Waterproofing Drytech Ticino, Bedano
SWIMMING POOL, CHIASSO / This pool is very long on the way out and short on the way back. The perspective was designed by architects Mikail Akbas and Massimo Carmellini, who also designed the villa in the hills of Chiasso. Viewed from the springboard and sun beds, the pool seems really long and the stretch of water is overall protagonist.

Viewed from the other end, the house and lawn characterize the space and the pool – which previously seemed as long as the portico – retracts into the greenery. The infinity edge of the pool and the slope of the lawn create another amazing effect, with the hedge trees appearing to rise directly from the water.

The pool with exposed walls has been created with a single structure in Drytech waterproof concrete and, once construction was completed, it was waterproofed with expanding resin injections which sealed the joints, shrinkage cracks and the numerous penetrations such as the inlet nozzles, the drains and submerged lighting.


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