A pool is just as important as the deck which sits next to it. They complement each other and they make each other better. There’s basically an infinite number of possible configurations and combinations and size is just one of the elements on which to base a choice. A small backyard pool with a cozy little wooden deck on the side definitely make a lovely combo but there are many other options to consider so check out some of our favorite pool deck designs below.
This quaint little house from the Big Island of Hawaii is simple and with a design focused on comfort and pureness of the materials. The living area extends outdoors where wooden deck combines multiple functions and ends with this poolside area with two lounge chairs and a big umbrella. The house was designed by Walker Warner Architects.
Infinity edge swimming pools are always spectacular. This one was built for a house Melides, Portugal, designed by architect Pedro Reis. The property is meant to serve as a serene retreat for contemplating and enjoying the surroundings. The pool and, by extension, the pool deck are among the most spectacular features in this case.
This beach house located near Cape Town, in South Africa was designed by Elphick Proome Architects and its main objective is to provide an extraordinary living experience. This amazing pool deck is one of the features which allows it to turn this wish into reality.The sunsets here are simply out of this world.
This is one of the coolest pool deck designs ever. It completely eliminates the need for furniture by featuring sections which can be operated individually to reveal built-in loungers. In other words, you don’t have to bring a lounge chair with you because the deck itself can offer you one. When you’re leaving, just fold the backrest back down. This cool design comes from Orestes Argiropoulos.
The unusual layout and disposition of the volumes caused the poolside deck to feature an unusual form too. the house is overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is located in Wakayama, Japan. It was designed by ANDO Corporation to contrast with its surroundings by featuring minimalist and white geometries.
Sometimes privacy trumps the view and this is a good example for that. It’s a house located in San Bernardino, US which was designed by architect Aaron D’Innocenzo. The pool is nicely tucked in a corner, being framed by a deck and a solid railing/ privacy wall. This creates a very intimate and comfortable ambiance without totally obstructing the views.
Most often than not, pool deck designs focus on turning this space into a relaxing lounge area. Of course, that’s not necessarily how it should be. This house designed by LGZ Taller de Arquitectura in Monterrey, Mexico features a lovely dining table with benches on the deck, shaded by the tree.
A vast pool deck offers space not just for a cozy seating area with lounge chairs but also for other things like a cool daybed or a dining area with benches. There’s no need to choose when you can have it all. This house designed by Estudio Martin Gomez Arquitectos is the perfect example.
Featuring a simple but very stylish design meant to highlight the topography and the views, this house from Croatia has a partially cantilevered volume which shades an open lounge tucked between the house, the lap pool and the elevated poolside deck. It’s an interesting combo. The design was done by LOG-URBIS.
There’s a beautiful visual coordination here between the house’s wood clad facade section, the pool house and the pool deck. This makes this courtyard look super cozy and welcoming and also maintains a simple and uniform palette of materials and colors throughout the project. The house is located in Guaíba, Brazil and was designed by 4D Arquitetura.
Every architecture project faces challenges, some bigger than others. When designing this house in Pollença, Spain, architect Miquel Àngel Lacomba had to deal with a difficult topography and they solved the problem by placing the house on platform with stone walls. This solution brought many advantages, including the possibility to include an infinity edge pool and an open deck in the design.
An L-shaped floor plan allows this residence designed by Bruce Stafford Architects in Sydney to form a wonderful courtyard framed by the building volumes on two sides and by the hillside on another. The courtyard has a swimming pool and a large wooden deck and they’re separated by glass railing panels which maintain the visual connection but define these two spaces as separate functions.
When hired to design a modern extension for a 200 year old stone house in Quebec, Canada, architect Henri Cleinge faced the difficult challenge of reconciling two very different styles and architectural languages. The element which makes this transition smoother is the large deck which surrounds the pool and extends beyond the massive modern volume to also incorporate the old stone structure. The two buildings become linked and connected.
A slender wooden deck frames the swimming pool on one side while a staircase is placed along the courtyard wall on the other side. It’s the configuration that Czarl Architects came up with when they designed this house in Singapore. The solid walls framing the yard make this entire outdoor area seem like a very natural extension of the indoor living spaces. They also offer a high level of privacy without taking away the tropical essence of the design entirely.
A house that dissolves in the landscape, this is what the clients wanted and this is what Audrius Ambrasas architects delivered. The house is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. It features a very peculiar design with roofs that curve all the way to the ground and very smooth and fluid lines overall. The timber pergolas frame the pool deck and help to emphasize this effect even more, making this one of the most interesting and beautiful pool deck designs we’ve ever come across.