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Lake Travis Retreat contemporary-pool
 

Lake Travis Retreat

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September 17, 2011
mjmarshall wrote:
Love the pool edge. What is it called? - What is this type of "pool edge" called?

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We call it "wet deck" - it's level with the deck, but has a slot drain around the edge for the water's overflow.
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How does it skim the pool?
where do leaves go?
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In a home on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two wings are connected by a long open breezeway. Again, the pool occupies the courtyard, and a visual axis leads the eye outward into a grove of lovely live oaks, which themselves help complete the overall composition. I am particularly drawn to the way asymmetry is used here to great effect, while the parts of the composition create balance. There are several very clever design moves here: Placing the angled wooden lounge chairs along solid, hard-edged stone walls makes beautiful contrast, and the columns supporting the shelter at the terrace beyond extend the punctuating effect of the tree trunks. The open, recessed, covered loggia on the left is mirrored by its opposite: solid stone walls. And notice how the sky and earth are merged by the pool, making each wing of the house appear to float in space, but "bridged" beneath the oak canopy.
Everything the eye sees here is in perfect harmony with the larger environment. The courtyard pool lines up with the breezeway to frame a rugged stand of desert trees; together they draw your attention to the vast sky. The negative spaces — sky, trees and distant hills — are as important as the positive ones — home, pool and breezeway.
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Modern application: The interior courtyard is an architectural feature that persists in contemporary design all over the world. Often it is a response to a need for privacy or is a way to distribute access to various parts of the building, but anyone who has lived in a hot climate will tell you that an interior courtyard is also a welcome retreat from the heat. Incorporating water features, such as fountains or even a pool, can help cool the air and also provide a visual cue that psychologically helps you beat the heat. See more on light and private courtyard houses

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Build a courtyard space from sleeping porch to converted garage, pool in between!
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Sliding doors
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Walkway! Connect home and guest home!
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this is it, you have taken the idea right out of my head, amazing. Beautiful home
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Open connection.
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water courtyard
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Sides
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opening to the view on one side of courtyard
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Pool between living areas.
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