I’ve just never dove into a dumpster that was actually a swimming pool!
This is what it’s all about right here folks. Reclaiming a dilapidated urban space and transforming in into a hub for people to meet, mingle, eat, and enjoy each other’s company…and all through the reuse of construction dumpsters.
The creative minds of Macro|Sea are the ones behind this project and you can find their urban makeshift country club in an undisclosed location somewhere in Brooklyn.
I normally can’t stand mission statements.
However, Macro|Sea’s is about the best I’ve ever seen:
"…a company created to do projects that we find interesting."
Ha. So there ya go. Plain and simple.
Like Andrew at ReadyMade (who originally broke this story) said:
"the pool project was a small part of something much larger. Macro-Sea has been involved with a number of artists, architects and retailers across the country working to transform defunct strip malls. “By stripping and altering its [strip malls] common architectural features, adding community space and involvement, and carefully selecting and curating vendors and the space itself Macro-Sea hopes to create and promote a place for people to shop, meet, learn, and engage with one another.”
In other words, you might call it the ULTIMATE in guerrilla gardening.
*If you’d like to see this pool in action, DO NOT miss this video.*
If you’re inspired by this awesome project, maybe you should take my friends at MNN‘s advice and build your own pool (or hot tub) out of a dumpster.
[via Apartment Therapy]