Maunu Residence

ALTADENA, California

Constructed from recycled materials (glass, hardiboard, corrugated steel, and redwood) this poolhouse addition provides bath facilities for pool and guesthouse, while exploring the notion of tenuous enclosure.

Redwood evokes the warmth of the sauna, while glass mosaic tiles reflect the light that showers from a skylight above the bath basin. A casement window provides a horizontal view out to the garden. Honed slate and maple further complete the sensory palette for this interior.

PHOTOS: Tim Street Porter