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The exhibition Domestic Pools, held at Hyères, France’s artistic center Villa Noailles in 2018, zoomed in on the most extraordinary pools in private homes across Los Angeles, Spain and the south of France, exploring the way they have culturally and symbolically evolved over the years.

For the exhibition, photographer Romain Laprade had the enviable job of documenting the fantastic 1970s swimming pool designed by architect Alain Capeillères for his summer home. Nestled between the hillside and the ocean in Provence’s Six-Fours-les-Plages, the stunning 25-meter long pool is covered with more than 100,000 ceramic tiles. Actual pool aside, the accompanying elements — spherical lamp posts, a hammock, the curved grotto leading to the diving board and vast terraces with ocean views — come together to complete this architectural masterpiece.

Laprade is a freelance French photographer with a focus on architecture, fashion and still life. His work has been featured for clients including Kinfolk, Mango, Rimowa, Monocle, Vogue, Aesop and Le Monde d’Hermes, among others. More on www.romainlaprade.com and Instagram.

Romain Laprade
Romain Laprade
Romain Laprade
Romain Laprade
Romain Laprade
Romain Laprade

Images © Romain Laprade / with permission

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