A building for a mini training and therapy pool in Devon.
From a garden-level entrance and changing area, steps lead up to the pool edge landing. Windows sit at pool top level with views out across the garden from within the water. A large arched window sits over the end of the pool, reflecting as a full circle in the surface.
Like a garden grotto the exterior takes the form of a roughened version of the main house to which it relates. Rustication is made with a relief in varied depth insulation board and combed render, with the reflected semi-circular motif repeated in the pattern of the relief.
The building is timber framed, built off a thin composite deck slab cantilevered off screw piles - a ‘no dig’ approach that avoids damage to surrounding tree roots, and while minimising use of concrete, is strong enough to carry the weight of the water.
Structural Engineering by Structurehaus
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