Plus Poolby Archie Lee Coates, Family Architects, PlayLab
- New York, USA
Plus Pool (or "+ Pool") is an initiative by a design trio to bring a cross-shaped floating swimming pool to New York's East River. The proposed pool would be filled with water filtered from the river that it floats in The team - comprised of designers Dong-Ping Wong from FAMILY Architects, and Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin of PlayLab - came up with the idea after fantasising about swimming in the river during the swelteringly hot summer last year. But they recognized that the river is fairly polluted, so wanted to come up with a system that would allow people to swim in the river safely.