Anaha's iconic glass-bottom pool has been featured in national Travel + Leisure Magazine. 15 feet of the pool overhangs from the building approximately 80 feet from the ground, creating a "floating in air" effect.
Read the full feature by Andrea Romano, below (originally published March 7, 2018), and watch a video above or on Travel + Leisure's website here:
Are you brave enough to swim in a pool suspended 80 feet in the air?
Anaha, a new 40-story residential building in Honolulu, on Oahu, features artfully designed public spaces, shops, restaurants, and entertainment — but there's one feature that stands out from the rest: a glass-bottom pool 80 feet in the air.
The pool, designed and planned by Surface Design, juts out 15 feet from the side of the building, giving swimmers a beautiful view and a feeling of floating in air. (It’s probably not the best for people with a fear of heights.)
Meaning “reflection of light,” Anaha is designed with curved floor plates and a curtain-wall façade that give the entire building the appearance of a wave of water, glistening in the sun.
The building was designed by Chicago-based Solomon Cordwell Buenz, in partnership with Benjamin Woo Architects, and features an 80-feet by 15-feet “living wall” with 8,000 tropical plants that greets anyone who comes through the front doors.
Next to the pool is the building’s amenity deck, where residents can sit in the sun on relaxing chairs and loungers.
Anaha offers 244 studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom tower residences as well as 73 low-rise flats and townhomes. Residents can enjoy views from the beachfront to Diamond Head, and from Kewalo Harbor to the gorgeous sunset.