Design ACB were appointed to look at the feasibility options for a swimming pool in the grounds of a detached house in West Wellow. The house had been previously extended and a number of outbuildings are found in the large garden and adjoining land which is surrounded by fields. The defining feature on the site is a long row of large mature oak trees which splits the site along its length.
The initial proposals looked at a number of location options for siting the building investigating the visual impact from the house, the sun shade patterns form by the oak trees throughout the seasons, the integration of a new building into a mature garden and the constraints of the tree root protection zones. We also studied alternative built forms and design ideas to develop new circulation routes, sight lines and vistas within the garden or explore how the building could create courtyards, helping to define and structure the layout of the existing out buildings.
The pool itself will be designed so that it can initially function as an external pool with the light weight framed construction of the enclosure being added in the future. This repetitive frame idea enables the pool building to also be extended at a later date to include spa and gym facilities.