Stanton Andrews have recently received planning approval for spa/pool building for a property within the Ribble Valley. The building will be nestled into the contours of the landscape and will provide fantastic views over the open countryside and valley to the south.
A key requirement from the client at the outset was to maximise the stunning views from the new building, whilst ensuring that the views from the house were not compromised. The slate pitched roofs over the pool and gym is a traditional detail responding to the context, whilst the extensive use of glass and timber boarding adds a contemporary feel.
Transparency was an important factor in the design, to ensure views from within the pool across the countryside and into the pool achieved their full potential. The glazed link between the gym and the pool offers a visual separation, allowing the two parts to be appreciated – it also allows the heart of the plan to be filled with natural light.
A nice touch is the glass-to-glass corner that ensures that the views are uninterrupted and creates the impression of the roof floating above the pool water.
A number of options were developed, considered and modelled to help agree a preferred scheme. 3D computer modelling was used throughout the design process, helping our clients to fully appreciate and understand the proposals. The palette of materials to be used was well considered, taking into account the context. Stone was chosen to respond to the house, whilst timber boarding and glazing to the pool provides a visual contrast. This approach can be seen in much of Stanton Andrews’ work.
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