Surrounded by pine trees on the outskirts of Madrid, this concrete structure by Spanish architecture firm FRPO provides shelter and cooking services beside a swimming pool .
The single-storey San Lucas Pavilion was developed by FRPO to accompany an outdoor pool shared by several residences, and it comprises a robust canopy supported by seven narrow columns.
Inside of the 11- by eleven-metre pool house, independent white-tiled brick boxes enclose far more specific functions and provide the pavilion with designated cooking and food planning locations.
“The spatial conditions of the pavilion are clear,” mentioned the architects. “A sort of discipline is arranged for diverse actions to get place.”
Basing their selection of materials on the partnership it would have with the landscape, the architects opted for dark-toned concrete.
“As an architectural proposal, the pavilion arises from the two the knowing of the material and its intense conditions, and from the romantic relationship between object and landscape,” FRPO architect Francisco Díaz told Dezeen.
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“The pavilion is transparent, but prominent and immediate in its materiality.”
The space is organised in a grid-like method, and walls frames views of a nearby prairie.
For the flooring, coloured tiles were chosen to mirror the formation of the roof. Holes in the slab allow vegetation to develop up along the columns.
Folded metal sheets were applied to particular sections of the roofing to provide shelter from the rain.
FRPO previously finished a wooden property in a forest near Madrid that branches off in different directions to slot into gaps amongst the trees.
Photography is by Miguel de Guzmán.
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