Pool and Poolhouse

Pool and Poolhouse

This small swimming pool with poolhouse is set in a lush private garden within an industrial estate in Eastern Uganda. The pool, a simple rectangle measuring 12.5 by 4m, is defined on two sides by a cantilevering concrete slab and touches the grass of a the surrounding garden with the other two sides.

The house consists of a covered external sitting area, defined by a hipped roof, a brick chimney and sliding foldable steel-timber panels; and by a bathroom/changing block made of clay brick. This block seems shifted sideways to create space for an outdoor shower. The roof is clad with standing-seam metal panels and charred timber on the gable end.


Jinja, Uganda



Services provided


Architectural team

Felix Holland with Philip Matovu and Juliana Achi

Other Consultants

Eng. Edson Agume (Structural Engineer), IMK Engineering (M&E Engineers), Dudley Kasibante and Partners (Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors)

Gross floor area

90m² (house), 12.5x4m (pool)

Cost per Sqm

$735 (house), $860 (pool) excl. VAT

Project status


Completion date

June 2017

Pool and Poolhouse