This neutral pool pavilion was designed by Proske Architects and Georgie Shepherd Interior Design. The brief was to build a separate leisure area for a large family next to the existing house. The small structure was placed by the pool where the Tuscan holiday atmosphere can be experienced to the fullest.
Georgie Shepherd Interior Design is an Australian design studio founded by Georgie Shepherd in 2011. Together with Proske Architects, an architecture studio from the same region, and construction company Urban Habitats, they were responsible for designing The Pavilion. It was built in a modern, luxurious style that fits in well with the existing house and the surrounding neighbourhood.
The perfect fusion of a functional, visually appropriate construction and a casual holiday feel.
The interior was inspired by the style of the adjacent house and the client's love of rustic Tuscan architecture. As a result, the exterior has a clean, luxurious finish while the interior is dominated by neutral colours and natural textures. It is the perfect fusion of a functional, visually appropriate construction and a casual holiday feel. The Mediterranean influence can be seen in the rounded doorways and the amount of authentic materials: plaster, concrete and limestone for the walls and wood and roughly woven textiles for the furniture. The Pavilion has a double meaning: it is an extension of the pool, the garden and the house and a place to escape. So on the one hand, it is a safe, intimate space while also having a connecting function. This is reflected in the interior. Georgie Shepherd Interior Design designed the space as a cosy, intimate place with rich textures to appeal to the senses. The exterior is drawn into the building through a sliding glass door and a stone floor that continues from the inside to the outside. The Pavilion is a beautiful relaxation space that looks like an ideal place to cool down on a hot summer day.
Photography by Christopher Morrison