The perfect Summer House!
25th February, 2020
This conceptualised holiday home with glass walls on every side boasts a triangular-shaped pool within an inverted roof. Pool party, anyone?
The cooler months are upon us but we want nothing more than to escape to the beach for one last warm weekend, as long as that means we can stay here, in the imagined Summer House.
Designed as a weekend escape by Anti Reality, this concept home offers complete submersion to nature and a panoramic, 360-degree view of the surrounding land from both the floor-to-ceiling windows and the huge pool which sits atop the roof.
“The concept of a one-storey summer house with a panoramic view of the sea was designed with seasonal recreation and weekends outside the city in mind,” Anti Reality tells us.
“One of the key design intents was to create a building that would be completely open to the surroundings, providing the possibility to observe and engage in direct contact with nature.”
In the designer’s vision, the home would sit on a rocky seaside area in direct contact with a body of water to seamlessly fill and drain the rooftop pool, which is accessed via an external ladder.
“The water level in the reservoir can be controlled by using a siphonic drainage system,” Anti Reality explains.
Downpipes within the building interior would help to fill and completely drain the roof during times of disuse.
The home itself and internal living spaces make for another unique talking point. Being a completely open-plan space with windows on all sides, the occupant would experience incredible views and connection to nature, although admittedly not a lot of privacy.
The floorplan is multifunctional, although the bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are situated within three structural ‘cores’ which help to support the roof.
“These small oval rooms (located inside of structural cores) constitute the only permanent element of the interior.”
Though those three spaces are rigid in their placement, the rest of the home, which includes the living and dining space, can be customised.
“The living area is determined by a mobile panel wall that allows one to freely arrange the space. This gives the building the opportunity to be adapted to the current needs of its users,” says Anti Reality.
Source: Katie Skelly, Realestate.com.au