A grassy mound conceals this brick pool home, which structure studio Knox Bhavan has designed to be “just about invisible” inside the grounds of a Georgian residence in Kent.
Responding to the consumer’s request for an unobtrusive construction, Knox Bhavan took benefit of an current slope and retaining wall on the positioning to assist mix the constructing right into a wider panorama redesign by Lloyd Blunt.
“Perpendicular to the home, when considered from its home windows, the pool constructing is nearly unnoticeable, learn solely by its longitudinal brick backbone,” stated the London studio.
“Considered from above, it’s subsumed into the panorama and just about invisible,” it continued.
The pool home sits beside a paved space that surrounds an oblong swimming pool on the centre of the backyard. Its red-brick frontage rises upwards, creating a brief colonnade that shelters a seating space.
“Starting in a sweeping helix-like curve alongside the York stone path, the brick backbone then ‘unzips’, with one aspect climbing to carry again the earth and the opposite responding to the swimming pool and forming its low frontage,” stated Knox Bhavan.
At every finish, the brick wall lowers to type a brief backyard wall, earlier than changing into a “barely discernible” line of snaking brick paving that borders the adjoining flower beds.
The retaining wall has been constructed from a blockwork system, whereas the roof has a timber construction, supporting a drainage mat that funnels rainwater to the perimeter to then be used to irrigate the land.
Steps on both aspect of the pool home lead as much as its walk-on roof, which doubles as an elevated backyard path for entry above and across the construction.
Inside, the pool home comprises a skylit bathe, storage space and plant room, accessed by way of sliding picket doorways and timber shutters. It’s completed with brick-paved flooring that create a continuity with the exterior terrace.
“The brick continues inside to turn out to be the inside ground end whereas the bathe enclosure takes on a tube-like type, its partitions clad in easy white tiles with pure daylight coming from a glazed round opening above,” stated the studio.
“For the storage space, the end is an easy screed ground and utilitarian plywood end.”
Based in 1995, Knox Bhavan is a London studio led by Simon Knox and Sasha Bhavan. Its different current initiatives embrace a flood-resilient home on the River Thames and the transformation of a faculty into two flats in London.
Elsewhere within the UK, structure studio Surman Weston accomplished a pool home on a backyard website in Surrey, raised on a concrete plinth to miss the encompassing panorama.
The pictures is by Knox Bhavan.