International Award-Winning Pools, Spas & Water Environments presented by GAVA showcasing the most innovative designs of water-inspired applications from around the globe is now available from the publisher at www.schifferbooks.com and from major retailers. Award-winning authors Joe Vassallo and Mary Vail collaborated with Virginia Martino on this soft cover edition which celebrates AquaTekture; the discipline of designing, engineering and erecting of water environments and ancillary components, in a harmonious nature with consideration to function, space and aesthetics.
This book presents some of the most exceptional water-inspired commercial and residential environments, and provides information on the visionaries who created them.The book presents winners of the Global AquaTekture Visionary Award (GAVA), a prestigious distinction that honors the finest pool visionaries, inventors, artisans and builders worldwide. Each had a vision to masterfully blend their surroundings with form and design, embracing the natural landscape, elevations and vistas with native and man-made materials.
Hosted by Three V Enterprises, the inaugural GAVA was sponsored by Structure Studios, Zodiac Pool Products, Brand, Ltd., and Paramount Pool and Spa Systems.
39 winning commercial and residential designs are presented in a
detailed, four-page layout providing multiple views and insightful
facts. Gold GAVA winner, Jade Mountain resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean
claimed the coveted cover with its multi-colored tile, infinity edge
International Award-Winning Pools, Spas, and Water Environments
ISBN: 978-0-7643-3480-1 Format: 8.5" x11" , 176 pages , 236-color photos , soft cover , Price: $24.99 Available