Hardcover. 144 pages. Dimensions: 10.3in. x 10.2in. x 0.9in.Pools: Aquatic Architecture showcases nine of HCMAs most innovative facilities, its explanatory texts and 268 photographs, drawings, and diagrams make this the definitive book on the design of public swimming pools. Ranging from small neighbourhood facilities to destination multi-sports complexes for the Olympic Games, the nine aquatic buildings shown here document the evolution of contemporary design thinking for this building type. This 180 page book is an un-rivaled source for information on pool design, from their social ambitions to their construction features. Each example of aquatic architecture is explained in non-technical language, and with its inspiring photography and lucid drawings, the book will be of interest to casual swimmers, as well as recreation officials, parks managers, architects, engineers and fans of leading edge design. Edited by Vancouver architecture critic Trevor Boddy, the book features an Introduction and critical essays by him, plus a Foreword by pools pioneer Ron Keenberg of IKOY Architects.