Ladyhill Pool House

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Ladyhill Pool House
Photos © JLDesign
Ladyhill Pool House

The Ladyhill Pool Guest House conforms to the client's strict requirement for a contemporary interpretation of the main house, which is a colonial pre-war black and white bungalow built by the British during the early 20th century. The form and proportion of the guest house is therefore derived from its architectural predecessor, down to the clay-tiled pitched roof. Through a series of pivoting doors and screens, the facades of the guest house can be made completely open when the ideal weather allows for it— creating an architecture that is visually porous and allows for views beyond the lush landscaped garden of the compound. The deep projecting roof overhang creates an ideal setting for a tropical house which allows the doors and windows to be opened even during a heavy downpour, and also facilitates natural cross ventilation throughout the spaces.