the architecture of empty swimming pools by franck bohbot
the architecture of empty swimming pools by franck bohbot the architecture of empty swimming pools by franck bohbot
aug 22, 2013

the architecture of empty swimming pools by franck bohbot

the architecture of empty swimming pools by franck bohbot
image © franck bohbot
all images courtesy of franck bohbot




the enchanting and often sublime architecture of empty swimming pools is captured in this series of photos by the new york-based, french photographer franck bohbot. as summer comes to a close, the works present one of the lasting symbols of boisterous vacation-time fun, devoid of human presence. unusually absent interiors allow the built space to take center stage. mesmerizing blues and dramatic large-span curving roofs show the buildings as grand public spaces, reminding us of hygiene rituals from a bygone era. historically an important daily ritual, baths were the center of social activity– the tectonic remnants remain, referenced by the repetitive rows of changing rooms that flank the pool-side decks. the delicate compositions capture the large-scale, oddly intimate buildings with bursts of color and reflections and evoke the sensory experience of swimming pools; all the while expressing the architectural lightness of the structures as they contrast with voluminous bodies of water.


see designboom’s list of the world’s most beautiful private pools here.



pailleron #1
image © frank bohbot



pailleron #2
image © frank bohbot



les amiraux
image © frank bohbot



amiraux #2
image © frank bohbot



R&N mourion
image © frank bohbot



image © frank bohbot



chateau london
image © frank bohbot



image © frank bohbot


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