Client: Private

Location: Rose Park, SA

Completion: 2013


Dimitty Andersen

Tim Fenton

Tom Doull



AIA 2015 (SA) Award for Small Project Architecture

The owners of blackline wanted a family pool but were apprehensive about substituting their garden outlook for hard poolscape.


On their inner city block, outdoor green space was a premium and an invasive pool development was out of the question. The design of blackline pool and surrounding spaces balances the functional requirements of a family pool with a high quality aesthetic outcome. The blackline pool is cut from a monolithic stone plinth which bobs up out of a sea of lush garden.


The simple massive form is accentuated with large pool pavers, a deep seamless pool coping and chunky front edge detail. A suite of finely detailed textural elements are anchored into the pool plinth to provide serviceability and comfort. A billowing retractable shade, a steel plate pool fence and timber seat reference the natural landscape with moving shadows and shifting views.


Through considered composition, material selection and detailing, the blackline pool project has produced a sophisticated and original architectural response.e to a residential pool and outdoor space.


Grieve Gillett Andersen is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, heritage and urban design practice based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Our work ranges from education and health facilities, public buildings and urban spaces, commercial, hospitality and retail developments and interiors, heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, transport and infrastructure, performing and visual arts venues, and residential projects, including new buildings, alterations & additions, infill and multiple residential projects.


243 Pirie Street

Adelaide 5000 South Australia




08 8232 3626


  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Pinterest - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Houzz - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle

© 2019 Grieve Gillett Pty Ltd

top of page