Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Interior spaces

Poolhouse Perfection

The ultimate statement of luxury, the poolhouse is the new designer statement. And this seriously cool project by Canadian firm tongtong has caught my eye.

A point of difference is the mid-century modern language, a step ahead of the typical traditional Hamptons styles that spring to mind.

With a bold, minimalist approach, this Toronto 1000 sq ft Poolhouse is designed to be multifunctional. From butterfly chairs to pouffes, the furnishings are versatile and can be easily moved around the space.

To emphasise the pool house’s distinct mid-century modern architecture, the flat roof was accentuated by bringing the roofline forward, creating a floating brow. Windows were pushed flush to the ceiling to articulate the plane of the roof and offer sunlight while providing privacy for guests. Formerly made of stone, the exterior cladding was relined with lighter and warmer cedar slats.

The focal point – the oval pool – was re-imagined without changing its shape through extending the patio parallel to the flatness of the roof.


Caitlan N

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