A pool house at the end of the garden of our London Modernism project, the refurbishment of a 1958 modernist courtyard house by architect Leslie Gooday in south west London completed two years ago.

The pavilion has a simple brief, serving a remodelled outdoor pool, and takes its material palette from the main house. The floating copper-edged roof provides shade for outdoor meals, above a sinuous stone wall, recalling the curvilinear forms of early modernism, that screens changing rooms accessed through a toplit timber vestibule.

The curved wall catches glancing sunlight and the reflected light of the pool when seen from the main house. The pool and pavilion manage to convey the optimistic spirit of Californian modernism. 

Associate in charge Liam Andrews

Landscaping by Urban Meadows

Photographed on film by Harry Crowder