Banks Road, A minimalist glass rooftop pavilion, Sandbanks

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Minimalist glass rooftop pavilion, Sandbanks, Poole

This collaboration with Graham Phillips is unified under a single ‘floating’ roof plane. Two glass sunrooms on top of this Art Deco apartment block in Poole create simple, contemplative spaces. These enjoy stunning far-reaching Dorset coastline and harbour views.

This subservient, steel-frame addition perches lightly over the existing concrete structure and is designed to subtly reflect its Art Deco context in a sympathetic and minimalist manner.

The minimalist glass pavilion has proved a real success. Users now enjoy the new-found lease of life for their rooftop.

Publications: Sandbanks April 2017, BD Magazine Dec 2010, Dorset Magazine May 2012 (

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