Aura Skypool by KokaiStudios – House Stratosphere

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Aura Skypool by KokaiStudios

Location: Dubai, UAE
Flooring Space: 1,516 Sq. meters
Date of Completion: Nov. 2021
Consumer: SHG Ventures
Inside Design: Kokaistudios
Chief Designers: Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanisc
Design Director: Ian Yu
Mission Supervisor: Yao Yao
Design Crew: Junyu Chen, Zheng Xu, Wei Tse Hsieh, Yuen-Wei Chen
Images: AURA SKYPOOL Dubai, Juliet Dunne
Textual content: Frances Arnold
Media Contact: Jacqueline Chiang
E-mail: [email protected]

About Studio

Kokaistudios is an award-winning structure and inside design agency based in 2000 in Venice by Italian architects Filippo Gabbiani & Andrea Destefanis. Headquartered in Shanghai since 2002 we’ve grown right into a multi-cultural agency of 60 individuals engaged on a world scale with tasks in Asia, the Center East, Europe, and North America. Kokaistudios companions with our shoppers to collaboratively develop revolutionary & groundbreaking tasks in various fields of design.

Primarily centered on growing cultural, company, business, hospitality & retail tasks we’ve additionally labored extensively on city regeneration tasks involving the requalification of heritage places. Kokaistudios goals to develop tasks that add positively to the constructed setting and social cloth of the cities and nations through which they’re positioned.

Boasting spectacular views throughout the Dubai skyline, AURA SKYPOOL is the world’s highest 360° infinity pool. Regardless of its ultra-urban location on the high of the Palm Tower skyscraper on the artifical Jumeirah archipelago, the inside’s design takes cues from the pure world. That features a rock formation-inspired sculptural wall, reclaimed wooden, and plentiful crops.

Opened in November 2021, the record-breaking undertaking strengthens Kokaistudios’ worldwide popularity for vacation spot leisure venues which incorporates Shanghai’s legendary Bar Rouge. Spanning two flooring to incorporate deluxe altering rooms and a light-flooded lounge, the design performs on the senses to a holistic, impactful impact.

From the outset, AURA SKYPOOL Lounge units an unique tone because of devoted elevators transporting visitors to the constructing’s Fiftieth flooring, 210 meters above the bottom. Its doorways open onto an city oasis imagined as ‘an island within the sky.’ At its coronary heart is an angular travertino plaster centerpiece, showing as pure boulders: a geometrical end transforms the tower’s central core from a space-limiting problem, to a signature point of interest.

This 3D object varieties the backdrop of a central bar, and the counter which is made from reclaimed wooden recalling flotsam washed up on the shore. Surrounding concrete flooring tiles have been rigorously chosen for his or her tactile high quality: skilled barefoot, they’re paying homage to strolling on sand.

In step with the lounge’s island theme, ceiling drapes evoke beachside cabanas whereas window curtains act as a helpful sunscreen in Dubai’s unforgiving warmth. Each inject motion into the design as the material sways in a welcome breeze from absolutely openable glass partitions that wrap across the area. In a metropolis so reliant on air-conditioning this pure air flow units AURA Lounge aside and ensures visitor consolation.

All through, crops and small timber reinforce the venue’s out of doors, beach-like environment, and complement furnishing’s muted palette of greens, oatmeal, and teal.

Surrounding the central lounge like a shoreline is a picket deck, replete with solar loungers and tables. From right here, visitors look throughout the mirror-like infinity pool that circumnavigates the tower to the spectacular metropolis and ocean vistas past. On two sides, networks of floating platforms jut into the water for an altogether extra unique expertise that’s paying homage to a non-public island.

The pool’s peak referred to as for wind-breaking partitions at every nook with a view to forestall waves from breaking over the ability’s periphery. Though swimmers can go simply beneath, for personal features the structure helps visually separate and divide the out of doors space. With this in thoughts, Kokaistudios’ design additionally incorporates an out of doors bar alongside the pool’s japanese facet, opening the venue for unique events and personal occasions.

If AURA’s Fiftieth-floor pool and lounge are conceptualized as an island within the sky, its auxiliary amenities are imagined as an atmospheric underwater cave. Positioned on degree 49, features embrace altering rooms, workers areas, and a retail kiosk. Bodily related by a brass-clad staircase inlaid with LED lighting, the flooring are thematically linked by way of colour, materials, and type.

At its core is similar angular, rock-like end off the lounge above; whereas altering rooms characteristic sand-blasted blue-green glass doorways. An absence of daylight contrasts with the sun-bright environment above, reinforcing the cave motif.

In creating the AURA SKYPOOL, Kokaistudios’ remit was to border and contextualize the situation’s breathtaking views. It achieves this by way of a design dialogue between out of doors and indoor; artifical islands versus imagined ones; above water and beneath. Because the world’s highest 360° infinity pool, the vacation spot has quick turn into certainly one of Dubai’s must-visit experiences.

On the similar time, its mixture of tactile options, pure breeze, fluttering canopies, and above all, glittering blue water that appears to fulfill the sky feels nothing wanting unique, luxurious, and much faraway from the warmth and depth of this distinctive city heart.