Lapping up the scenery – modern home with rooftop glass bottom pool in traditional neighbourhood

A decidedly modern home with decidedly traditional neighbours, Casa B offers a striking individual presence – and if its sculptural qualities weren't enough to impress there's a glass bottomed pool on the top floor

Photography by: Moreno Maggi
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Located in a neighbourhood formed by traditional buildings, the main façade has a unified design, a double skin formed by a glazed elevation delineated by a frame of reinforced concrete. 

Designed by Architrend†Architecture

From the architects:

The project occurred after the demolition and reconstruction of a terrace house in the city of St. Julian, Malta making it more functional to the needs of the family. 

Located in a neighbourhood formed by traditional buildings, the house’s main façade has a unified design, a double skin formed by a totally glazed elevation delineated by a frame of reinforced concrete. 

Hence creating a fresh atmosphere inside the house and giving the building a special identity from the outside. 


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The art of standing out and, to an extent, fitting in.

From Inside the project is characterised by a linear scale, with single flight of stairs, and double height for the entrance lobby facing the fully glazed patio, that creates the interaction between the interior spaces and the garden, while increasing the natural sunlight inside the house. 

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The ground floor library area looking one way and the sculptural staircase running the other way.

On the rooftop, in front of the penthouse, a swimming pool is located and surrounded by a wooden deck, giving a wonderful view of the Malta’s coast.

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The view from Casa B's deck and pool over the bay is spectacular – water all but connecting with ocean.
May 29, 2019
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