Awards 2005
2005 Recognition Awards
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****   Merit Award   ****
Maunu Poolhouse
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Constructed from recycled materials, this addition transforms an old stable into a guest/pool house.

To spatially integrate the stable with the pool and visually link the pool area to the main house, a new floating trellis is introduced.  It intersects the far end of the stable, overhanging the pool and defines a shady dining spot.

A section of the stable is transformed into a guest quarters.  Within a minimal footprint, we created an L-shaped bathroom with a skin of salvaged obscured glass panes fitted into a structure of canted shelves and notched struts, and capped with a band of frameless clear glass.  A corrugated steel roof free-spans from the back wall of the barn to the fascia board.  A single layer of cement panels, battened with redwood, completes the enclosure. The play of light that filters through the translucent glass and the foliage that peeks under the corrugated ceiling elicit the notion of tenuous enclosure.

Original stable
View from garden
Trellis over pool
Guest room
Bath interior
Glass clad shelving
Exterior corner
Shower exterior
Site plan
Elevation + Section
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