This is a project by Architecture Project and it is located at Malta. Project's program: Reorganisation of the existing pool-side facilities. There are six images for Pool Pavilion.
The requirements of the owners of this traditional rural Maltese property in the North of the island included the reorganisation of the existing pool-side facilities. This was intended not solely to encourage their use by the family on a more regular basis, but also to enhance their role at times when the gardens are used for entertaining during the long dry seasons of clement weather that are characteristic of the island and that determine the outdoor lifestyle of its inhabitants.
The summer pavilion responds to its hill-top, private garden setting by being raised slightly above the pool, the north facing dining and barbeque space opening up to the Maltese landscape below and the Mediterranean beyond.
Conceived as a monolith rising out of the surrounding terrain, the pavilion itself sits on a raised deck, on the curve of the path leading from the house. Designed primarily as a covered external space for summer living, the main volume of the pavilion is aligned with the pool and the original garden terraces, but oriented towards the views beyond. A finger of roof extends perpendicular to this covered outdoor dining space into the lush greenery of the surrounding garden. The extension becomes an enclosed space whose opening glazed screens protect the living/kitchen from the occasional strong winds. Electrically controlled semi-translucent proprietary blinds provide privacy when desired and shelter from the intense summer sun, while retaining visual continuity between the interior and the surrounding landscape.
Clad entirely in hardstone slabs, identical to those used for the floors, the detailing is purposely minimal throughout, allowing the surrounding garden, its greenery, the views and the refreshing breezes to become the main protagonists of the scene, dominating the thoughts and senses of the occupants, in order for them to fully participate in the ceremony of the day and the spectacle of the setting.