(all shots below were taken during construction / final shots to be posted) A garden redesign was required for a family who owned a nice home in Bangkok. A new baby was on the way, and so the family had decided to extend the home into the garden. A new swimming pool was planned, along with a pool deck and covering sala to connect the pool and home.
After the pool was nearly finished, work began on the garden, sala and deck, which was constructed on top of a concrete foundation, and with the deck cut to 'curve' nicely around the outside of the swimming pool. The roof of the sala is approxamately half a metre away from the pool edge, so during heavy rainfall the excess runoff will fall short of the pool.
The wooden deck and sala were both constructed from the same wood type and painted to match, with the decking extending the length of the pool, and stepping down onto the grass lawn just out of shot (pic above). The sala floor is raised one step up, and the sala has a traditional Thai 'fishtail' roof, attractive, and protecting against both heat and rain.
The decking is the same level as the door of the home, making it a seamless transition from house to garden. The roof width, over 4 metres, offers lots of shade space for the family during the daytime, so the kids can jump into the pool, or just relax under cover. During the night time, lighting and fans have been installed, making the sala a great place to dine.