Flamboyant Waters

September 1, 2015   |   Architectural Digest

Ever wonder what is atop the glamorous buildings recreating the Miami skyline? Luckily, most of them feature jaw-dropping swimming pools with sweeping vistas that allow residents to feel they’re enjoying the water on top of the world.

Around every corner it seems there’s an opportunity for a dip. Yves Behar’s first serious foray into architecture has resulted in Centro’s 37th Floor rooftop pool being surrounded by inspired tepee lounges and lush living green walls. REM Koolhaas has utilized balance, minimalism and vision to create a space where the focus is as much on the unparalleled view as it is on the stunning pool. Bjarke Ingels topped the spiraling glass towers of Grove At Grand Bay with twin infinity pools, and over at Biscayne Beach, Thom Filicia is crafting their first private members-only elevated manmade “city beach” on the bay. Additionally, the two-story penthouses will feature eye-catching private rooftop pools with entertainment and relaxation areas. Atop Brickell House, Yabu Pushelberg’s 46th Floor rooftop pool continues his vision of refined cosmopolitan living with an expansive sundeck showcasing ocean vistas and bay views. Another standout is Luis Revuelta’s Brickell Flatiron rooftop that resembles a lavish cruise ship.