June 13, 2009
Architect: Alvaro Siza
Location: Porto, Portugal
The Leca Swimming Pools sit on the Atlantic Ocean and provide a safe place to swim in contrast to the wave-crashed beaches.
These pools are barely visible from the main street with only the locker rooms visible.
One of the most interesting features of these pools is the way they appear to be part of the ocean.
The edge is cleverly disguised by natural rock formations. Originally the plan was to go swimming in these pools but apparently 80 degree weather is too cool to go swimming.