Bluebell Pool House, Winchester Property, Hampshire Home, England Residential Building Design

Winchester Pool house : Contemporary English Property

Hampshire Residential Development in south east England design by Adam Knibb Architects, UK

17 Jan 2012

Bluebell Pool House

Pool House for Residential Project near Winchester

Design: Adam Knibb Architects

Bluebell Cottage is a large detached private home that is situated in Crawley, near Winchester. The house, occupying the last development at the end of a track, faces north with a large ‘front’ garden as the main usable space. The garden receives sunlight throughout the day and is overlooked only by the surrounding trees and fields.

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images : Daniel Lobato

The active site is an old tennis court that requires replacement or a change of use. The proposal seeks to create a pool-house that is of a discrete nature, does not block views to the fields, is of minimal impact and provides fun/enjoyment for the family. A secluded, sunken pool with single storey outbuilding alongside will provide the privacy from the walkers but also allow the sunlight to penetrate the area throughout the day.

The proposed design integrates with the landscape to provide a usable space with minimal impact. The design looks to link movement from public areas through to private areas in the form of designed elements that form visual barriers rather than physical blockades.

Taking influence from the surrounding woodlands the design looks to use timber in its construction through various forms. A conceptual approach of using timber in a structural and cladding form has been explored. Moving towards a more modern thinking the timber can be machined to create products that could be suitable on the internal surfaces as well.

The concept allows all sections of a ‘tree’ to be utilised in different construction techniques on the project i.e. the centre of the trunk as traditional, strong structural timber and the leftover’s to be manufactured into modern forms. The structure will be formed out of cross laminated timber, prefabricated and brought to site for erection within 1 day.

The project has started on site and is due for completion in late spring.

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images : Adam Knibb Architects

Hampshire Pool House – Building Information

Project title: Bluebell Pool House
Architect: Adam Knibb Architects
Site area: 1,965 sqm
Gross floor area: 95 sqm (not including swimming pool+paving)
Location: Crawley, near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2PY
Status: On site
Project start date: Jan 2012
Cost: £135,000

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Location: Crawley, near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2PY, England, UK

Another Hampshire Pool House on e-architect:

Hampshire Pool House
Design: Dan Brill Architects
Hampshire Poolhouse
photo : Matt Loughran
Hampshire Pool House
A minimalist glass poolhouse complex creates a modern landscape that adds visual contrast to a Grade II listed property in Hampshire. The complex is set within the 2.2 hectare private grounds of a Georgian listed house. The site is located beside a river on the edge of a small hamlet.

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American Pool House

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