This pool house in India is wrapped in a layer of exposed concrete that frames both the interior of the home and the surrounding landscape. The brilliant minds at New Delhi-based 42mm Architecture designed the structure as a standalone building that contrasts the forms of the existing building on-site, but establishes a cohesiveness through the use of the same materials used in the original structure.
The extension accommodates a home theater, lounge, changing rooms, a gym and two suites, with a large swimming pool in front of the building. The annex block references the 20-year-old neighboring postmodern building, but features a pearl-like form that perches over the landscape. Inspired by the idea of a pebble in the grass, the shell-based building stands out but also blends into the surrounding greenery.
In the interior, wooden paneling forms a floating media unit completely concealing all the devices and screen, while the a curved panel on the other side defines the seating space with the island bar. The architects experimented with fitting a wooden entrance doors into a glass panel. There are no columns and no beams in the interior.
Photos by Ravi Kanade