26 Outdoor Concrete Pools, Tubs, Showers Swimming Pools, Tubs, Showers Design Photos And Ideas

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.

Homeowners Erik and Kelli Petrik can open the wheel-hung, 10-foot-tall shutters on the second floor with the push of a handle.  The panels cost approximately  $75 per square foot to fabricate.
“The owners envisioned a place that engaged with the outdoors while providing accommodating spaces for their off-season training for triathlons,” Flato notes. A 75-foot-long lap pool on the west end of the home comes in handy during practice.
Dining with a Scandinavian touch: Archi dining chair combined with Carver table.
Hog Pen Creek Retreat by Lake|Flato:
More than a home, this varied campus of structures in Austin is a retreat to get lost in. Another 2016 AIA award winner.
The 82-foot-long pool gets quite a lot of use by Jeff and Millie, and especially by the kids, who are both on the local swim team.
From the 1940s through the late 1960s, Arts & Architecture was  the unofficial headquarters of California’s nascent modernist movement. It spearheaded the Case Study House Program, which  produced some of America’s  greatest residences. VKG furniture was used for many of the houses, and appears in photos shot by Julius Shulman, as seen above.
The modern house responds to the local landscape in an exciting new way.
Wooden deck of the House at Los Cisnes at dawn. Concrete, Glass, Wood.
A tight pattern of slate cladding complements a wild carpet of native grasses outside an East Hampton residence by Paul Masi of Bates Masi + Architects. The home, sited to capture the breeze, was constructed for a family of wind-sports enthusiasts.
Seen from the guesthouse, the new home touches every corner of the property without overwhelming its natural beauty.
A double-sided fireplace serves as a way to unite the screened-in porch to the house’s main, open-plan living area.
Architect Burton Baldridge’s design for a house in Austin features a cantilevered upper volume with a gabled profile that was in part inspired by the work of Dutch architects MVRDV. It juts out over the patio, outfitted with chaise longues by Harbour Outdoor and Adirondack chairs by Loll.
The old barn's foundation, re-stacked by a local stonemason, was reused as a rustic retaining wall for the pool area. The property also came with a corn crib and blacksmith shop as old as the barn, seen behind the pool, which are both used for storage now. St. Tropez chaises from Kingsley-Bate line the pool.
Dunlop demonstrates the deck’s secondary use: as a launching pad into the concrete plunge pool on the first floor.
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