Article source: studio a/b Architects
Awarded AIA Peconic Jurors Award for Architecture 2011
A pool house for an existing residence. Wrapped with tall hedges, the site is in a coastal, residential area on eastern Long Island. The main house is a barn-like wooden building, approached from the north, opening only to the east and west yards. The east yard incorporates a Japanese-influenced, stone garden. The west yard is an open lawn surrounded by trees; a large deck attached to the house, and a swimming pool at the southern end of the yard. Having no openings on the south of the house, the south yard was a non-distinctive back yard. The owner wanted the pool house to be located in this yard where it could naturally become a connecting point for the yards. Taking these micro contexts of the site, this project explores a device to generate “outdoor walking connections”.
- Architects: studio a/b Architects
- Project: Intertwining Walks 2007
- Location: Water Mill, NY 11976
- Contractor: Richard Roesel
- Structure: 2X6 Platform Framing
- Site Area: 40,000 sq. ft.
- Floor Area: Enclosed area: 470 sq. ft.
- Deck and porch: 469 sq. ft.
- Photo Credit: studio a/b architects
- Software used: AutoCAD