Status: Planning consent
Chorlton House is a locally listed Victorian villa located on an expansive landscaped plot in Wilmslow. Artform Architects were approached by the owner to design a new leisure building to sit within the grounds of the house. This was to contain a new pool with associated sauna, steam room and changing facilities and be contemporary in design yet sensitive to the heritage of the site.
The proposal seeks to create a low lying pavilion that responds to the landscaped garden setting and references the materiality of the original house. The building is oriented to look back across
the garden with south facing views and aligns itself with the other outbuildings already on site. Large sliding glazed doors enable the building to open up the outside and provide access to an external terrace. Buff coloured brickwork responds to the tone and colour of the main house with a linear format that emphasise the horizontal nature of the design. Vertical bronze fins add a vertical rhythm across the glazing to provides solar shading and an added layer of detail on the façade.