AD Round Up: Pool Houses Part I

AD Round Up: Pool Houses Part I

I guess there’s nothing better to sit back and relax after a long week than a pool. Fun and refreshing, pool houses are just great. So now, we bring you our Round Up of previously featured pool houses on ArchDaily.

House at Jardin del Sol / Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos The basic idea of the project consists in the location of a monolithic concrete and glass volume over a timber platform located at the edge of a cliff in order to enjoy the amazing view of the 300m cliff, a 1000m long black sand beach, mount Teide and all the north coast of Tenerife island. Bedroom and service areas are located in a one storie rectangular volume which enters into a double high volume containing the living-room (read more…)

Ocho al Cubo House / Sebastian Irarrazaval Sebastian Irarrazaval sent us this concrete house, located on a complex in the chilean country side next to the beach, featuring houses from the best chilean architects called 8 al Cubo.The house is to be inhabited during weekends; special occasions when persons, on the one hand, inhabit space during long periods of time and on the other hand, inhabit space in an informal and more distracted way (read more…)

Osler House / Marcio Kogan In front of the entrance of the Osler House, located in Brasilia, there is a panel of tiles by the artist Athos Bulcão, designed especially for this wall. Dozens of buildings in Brasilia have panels by Athos, among them are: Planalto Palace, Itamaraty and the National Theater, all by Niemeyer. The artist’s modular tiles are an outstanding feature incorporated into the modern architecture of the modern city (read more…)

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Rota House / Manuel Ocaña Arquitectos This project contemplates the refurbishment of an old house, on which the client wanted a swimming pool. The result is amazing, with a vertical space bringing daylight to the inner spaces, ending on a pool on the first level. A well-known ‘Dame of the Theater’, single, 65 years of age, whose dream was to have a swimming pool at home, commissions us the refurbishment of a dark dwelling (read more…)

Couran Point house / Arkhefield The core drivers behind the build were maximising space and privacy, sheltering from the predominant south-easterly wind/weather front and creating a simple, low maintenance, sustainable living volume which could be enjoyed all year round. The isolation of the site and the harsh climatic conditions on the island are evident in the simplicity of the structure, the choice of basic, low maintenance materials (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Pool Houses Part I" 26 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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