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Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion in Washington, DC by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Located in a neighborhood bordering Washington, DC, this suburban site has the advantage of being located adjacent to woodlands.  A contemporary house surrounded by mature trees and manicured gardens anchors the site.  A new swimming pool, stone walls, and terraces located behind the existing house organize the rear yard and establishes a dialogue between the existing house and a new pavilion.  New paths, trees and structured plantings reinforce the geometry.

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Project  Architect: John Riordan, LEED AP
  • Owner: Withheld
  • Contractor: Ted Peterson, Peterson & Collins
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Completed: May 2011

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Heatherlands Pool House in Devon, UK by Satellite Architects (designed with Vectorworks)

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Satellite Architects

Heatherlands is a substantial addition to an existing house, built in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Dorset Devon border. It responds carefully to the folding of the landscape and roof pitches of the existing house, The folds create splits which highlight views, both concealing and opening to them. A new living room forms a transition point between the old and the new, collecting reflected views and light. Situated to the West of the existing house, the structure takes the stance of a traditional outbuilding, acting as a paddock boundary whilst protecting the gardens. The addition defines a new approach to the building, entrance court and outdoor terrace to the South. Adopting a number of sustainable strategies the building includes passive ventilation, sustainable materials and highly insulated construction. The existing building is wrapped in shingle, which will weather together with the new larch rain screens, covering the addition.

Image Courtesy Satellite Architects

  • Architects: Satellite Architects
  • Project: Heatherlands Pool House
  • Location:  Woodhouse Lane, Uplyme, Devon, UK
  • Client : Dr. Neil Hayes and Dr. Maria Hayes-Yapp
  • Project Architect : Stewart Dodd, Satellite Architects Limited
  • Structural Engineer : Paul Carpenter Associates
  • Cost Consultants : Randall Simons / Satellite Architects
  • Environmental Engineer : Brooks Devlin Associates
  • Approved Inspector : Butler & Young
  • Software used: Vectorworks

 

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PH house in El Salvador, Argentina by Estudio HMA

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: Estudio HMA

From the beginning of the project we understood the intrinsic qualities associated with this piece of urban fabric. We here deal with a rectangular space with measures that do not exceed 7.50 m x 12.00 m located practically in the heart of the square. This is a dwelling unit of the type of the row houses in the city of Buenos Aires. At the beginning of the last century it was common to build small houses with the conceptual characteristics of the “sausage house” multiplied for the depth of an urban lot. The project then rose as a challenge to customer demands whose programmatic needs far exceeded the possibilities offered by the nature of the terrain. We also had to be aware of the constraints brought by the responsibility of reforming a historic site that was protected by the law of the city of Buenos Aires.

Image Courtesy Esteban Lobo

  • Architects: Estudio HMA
  • Project: PH house
  • Location: El Salvador 4633, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Documentation Construction Managers: HM.Arquitectos. Fernando Hitzig & Leonardo Militello
  • Collaborators: Juliana Zorza, Rubén Ruiz, Carmela Zuleta
  • Structure consultant: Ing. Carlos Gandini
  • Construction: Estudio HMa
  • Photography: Esteban Lobo
  • Project Type: House + pool at the terrace
  • Built Area: 126 m2
  • Exposed Area: 63 m2
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d Studio Max

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Yarralumla Pool House in Canberra, Australia by Katon Redgen Mathieson

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Article source: Katon Redgen Mathieson

Located in Yarralumla, Canberra, the clients purchased the adjoining property to their existing contemporary residence to accommodate a tennis court, indoor swimming pool and guest accommodation. A new simple, single level off-form concrete structure houses the heated pool, shower facilities, a kitchenette and a sitting area with a fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to the east and west from the indoor pool and the sitting room, with timber screens providing sun control to the west.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Romello Pereira)

  • Architect: Katon Redgen Mathieson
  • Name of Project: Yarralumla Pool House
  • Location: Yarralumla, Canberra, Australia
  • Photographer: Romello Pereira
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Summer Pool in Godella, Valencia, Spain by Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Álvarez Cubells Arquitectos

The project is located in the “Jardín D`Obradors Sur”, pretending to be a new attraction for the people during the summer months. The materials are minimum: concrete, steel and glass. Raises twelve independent buildings. One for each of the different uses needed for the pools: access, showers, toilets, nursing, bar, and storage facilities. Monolithic concrete buildings bathed in natural light inside are forming a small square providing access to the pools. Three pools of different sizes and depths are distributed in the remaining areas of the ground. Around of them, recreational beach areas.

Exterior View

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Panoramabad Gröbming in Austria by KREINERarchitektur

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Article source: KREINERarchitektur

When designing the new family bath in Gröbming the entire environment in terms of topography, sun history, perspectives, and existing buildings were analyzed.

The existing pool area is located on a hillside and has great visual links to the surrounding mountain peaks. To optimally exploit this situation and capture the sun’s rays, the sloping terrain will be completed by the placement of the building. The building blends seamlessly with the existing buildings and was provided with apitched roof. The arrangement of the swimming pool was also planned in relation to topography. Theslope shifted broad slide and the 3-meter-high diving platform developed from the ground.

Image Courtesy KREINERarchitektur

  • Architects: KREINERarchitektur ZT GmbH
  • Project: Panoramabad Gröbming
  • Location: Gröbming, Austria
  • Completion: 2010
  • Photographs: KREINERarchitektur

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Mumford Pool House in Sarasota, Florida by Jonathan Parks Architect

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Article source: Jonathan Parks Architect

This project in Sarasota, Florida centered on creating an elegant backyard living space in which the Owners could live and entertain. Both design professionals, they requested a new pool house, pool and landscape layout that embraced modern design but had a sensitivity to the adjacent 1926 historic home that would share the site.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy The Greg Wilson Group)

  • Architects: Jonathan Parks Architect
  • Project: Mumford Pool House
  • Location: Sarasota, Florida
  • Owner: Mrs. Jennifer Mumford and Mr. Robert Brady
  • Interior Design: JONATHAN PARKS ARCHITECT and Owner
  • Production Designer: Mr. Aristarco Montiel
  • Concept Designer: Ms. Yukiko Okada
  • Landscape Architect: Site Concepts International
  • Builder: David Bailey, Inc.
  • Photography: The Greg Wilson Group
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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