This Glass-bottom Pool Would Be Suspended Nearly 2,000 Feet Above a Fjord
When it comes to hotel concepts the sky's the limit. Or, in this case, it’s apparently the floor.
The Turkish architectural design studio Hayri Atak recently unveiled its concept for a stunning new hotel built directly into a cliffside in Norway. Though the hotel space itself is gorgeous the real star of the show is the infinity pool that juts out over the fjord.
On the top deck of the concept hotel guests would be able to take in the vast landscape thanks to its viewing platform. And on that very platform they’d also be able to jump into the glass bottom pool to do a few laps and look out onto the fjord below.
"Pulpit Rock has been one of the most exciting places to me through the years," architect Hayri Atak told Business Insider. "One day a friend of mine sent me photos of 'the rock' she captured during her Norway trip. The photos were taken right behind the edge of the gigantic rock. Even though I wasn't there, I experienced the adrenaline of being on the edge. Then I dreamed of living on and beyond the edge. Simply, I just wanted to carry this experience beyond the edge."
He did note that he understands the pool may not be for everyone, specifically people with a fear of heights.
"The pool was the one and only design element of the project," Atak said. "A pool hanging under the cliff by itself scared me."
But, sorry thrill seekers, this hotel is still just a concept and may never come to fruition. But, it’s still fun to dream about hotels like this. Need more to daydream about? Just check out this concept for a 360-degree infinity pool on top of a London hotel and this plane concept that includes tiny rooms for every passenger onboard.