Andrew Burges Architects has been announced as the winner of a national competition to design the Green Square Gunyama Park & Aquatic Centre. The design beat 143 other entries with a concept inspired by Sydney's beach pools.
With regards to your article 'Designing pools? Go back to school', this is the part where David Tisherman is completely wrong. Interesting article but when he gets to this part [about drawing by hand vs computer] it is very clear that any 3D virtual reality design will blow his colour pencils out of the water!
Listen up, pool builders: David Tisherman thinks you're not qualified to design pools. Read on to find out why the man who's known as the Frank Lloyd Wright of the pool industry believes pool builders need to go back to school.
In many instances, the slip resistance of a surface within an aquatic centre is not measured or compared with national standards until it is too late and an incident has occurred. Safe design and adequate slip-resistant flooring first starts with good specification practices.
When Out From The Blue landscape architects first viewed this site, their first reaction was that all outdoor spaces were unusable. The team overcame considerable obstacles to construct the in-ground spa and large garden area.
Here's a challenge for those who geek out on electronic design. The Internet of the Backyard competition challenges designers to design garden-based technology products for parties and activities using the CC3200 LaunchPad and online collaborative platform Plotly.
Ten years ago, watershapes designer and builder David Tisherman wrote this article about his design inspirations for WaterShapes magazine. His insights are as relevant today as they were ten years ago.
The five-acre Pearl of Dubai underwater theme park aims to cash in on the US$3 billion scuba diving and snorkelling market, while increasing marine life in the area. It is being touted as the world's largest sustainable underwater tourism site.
Sydney's newest aquatic centre and park could include features like an urban beach, a moonlight cinema and wetlands hopping with frogs if finalists in the City of Sydney's competition to design the Green Square Aquatic Centre have their way.
A contemporary art exhibition, featuring 99 replica animals drinking from a blue lake, makes an interesting project for a Queensland pool builder.
Specifying appropriately slip-resistant surfaces has never been easy. For those architects who seek to specify traditionally used materials it is about to become even harder.
Pool Controls Gemini Combo is a saltwater management system. The Gemini control unit monitors water quality and activates the Gemini Salt Chlorinator as needed, giving clean water and energy savings.
In addition to being practical, by allowing pool owners to safely swim in their pool once the sun has gone down, lighting also enhances the design of a pool and can transform a watery shadow into an impressive water feature.