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Slim Gym 

This 15m long and 2.5m wide pool is integrated to the West side of the existing garden with generous, large-format automatic sliding doors creating wide barrier-free openings to the garden. 

The pool is heated via an air-source heat pump reducing the overall environmental impact.

Even though it is an indoor pool, the atmosphere is more like an outdoor pool due to the large glass panes including the glass roof, and the direct connection to the garden. The air filtration system is integrated at the rear of the pool via a basement room accessed directly from the garden.


A two-story rear extension with a yoga space and bathroom on the ground floor and a gym on the first floor links the pool with the existing house. The gym has fantastic views of the garden and the pool via floor-to-ceiling glass elements.

Large-scale tiling surrounding the edge of the pool as well as the edge of the glazing of the building provides a generous path and smooth transition to the grass area. The pool has an automatic see-through cover to store heat when not in use.

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The plant room has been integrated below ground at the rear garden side of the pool creating a patio area above.

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This added further interest and focal points including pockets of inhabitation within the garden surrounded by higher-level biodiverse planting islands.  

Above the pool plant room to the rear of the garden, a patio area was created with the retaining wall overcoming the topographical height difference of the landscape widened and clad in tiles, to provide additional seating opportunities.   

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