New York architect Rafael de Cárdenas of Architecture at Large worked alongside London architecture studio Purcell in building a stunning pool house for a family’s 19th century English countryside manor.

The swimming pool, lined with Azul Macauba quartzite and surrounded by Botticino marble, has one eye-catching feature: a water slide, requested by the clients for their two children. de Cárdenas installed a pair of stunning spiral fibreglass slides with resin finish. “Slides are typically an additive eyesore and usually purely an expression of their function,” said the architect. “But here we wanted to make them an architectural feature.”

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Rafael de Cárdenas Slides Pool H/T, Images via Dezeen