[Exhibition] “Domestic Pools” at Villa Noailles

February 11, 2018

This season, Villa Noailles is casting the spotlight on pools across the world, from extravagant projects left unfinished, to impressive architectural feats. The exhibition, “Domestic Pools”, will take place from February 11 to March 18, and includes the most extraordinary pools found in private homes across Los Angeles, Spain and the South of France.

 

Piscine d'Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d’Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

 

Following on from Landskating  and La Boîte de Nuit, the villa Noailles continues its exploration of cultural architectures specific to spaces intended for entertainment. The 2018 architecture exhibition, entitled Domestic Pools, will focus upon private swimming pools. From their initial appearance in modern homes for which the villa Noailles serves as a notable example to the utmost contemporary experimentations, this exhibition will retrace the architectural devices employed for bathing.


 

Practical information

“Domestic Pools”
February 11 – March 18, 2018
villa Noailles
Montée de Noailles, 83400 Hyères,
France

 


The exhibition will also cover both vernacular and industrial types of private pools whose technical innovations have progressively rendered them accessible to the middle classes. Focusing exclusively upon this new room which has left its mark on twentieth century architecture, the exhibition will explore the culture and the representations which private swimming pools have constructed.

 

Piscine d'Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d’Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d'Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d’Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d'Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d’Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d'Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d’Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d'Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

Piscine d’Alain Capeillères dans le Var © Romain Laprade, 2017

 

The exhibition features works by: Alvar Aalto, Manuel Aires Mateus, Andreas Angelidakis, Arquitectonica, Barozzi Veiga, Ricardo Bofill, Richard England, Ensamble, Didier Faustino, Fmau, Albert Frey, Adolf Loos, Robert Mallet-stevens, Julien Montfort, Julia Morgan, MVRDV, Office Kgdvs, OMA – Rem Koolhaas, Philippe Rahm, Thomas Raynaud, So-il, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, Eric Tabuchi (Photographe), Pin Up (Magazine Contributeur)

 

Arquitectonica, Pink House, Miami, USA © Arquitectónica

Arquitectonica, Pink House, Miami, USA © Arquitectónica

Andreas Angelidakis, Hand House, Los Angeles, USA ©Andreas Angelidakis

Andreas Angelidakis, Hand House, Los Angeles, USA ©Andreas Angelidakis

Ensamble, Casa Hemeroscopium, Las Rozas, Spain © Roland Halbe

Ensamble, Casa Hemeroscopium, Las Rozas, Spain © Roland Halbe

Ricardo Bofill, Casa Unifamiliar at Empordà, Mont-ras, Girona, Spain © Lluis Carbonell

Ricardo Bofill, Casa Unifamiliar at Empordà, Mont-ras, Girona, Spain © Lluis Carbonell

OMA, Villa Dall Ava, Saint-Cloud, France © Hans Werlemann

OMA, Villa Dall Ava, Saint-Cloud, France © Hans Werlemann


 

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