blodgett-calvin Part II
The pool house presents as a graceful pavilion partially floating over the water’s edge. Its butterfly roof, cantilevered from a stout central concrete tower houses a brick oven and a fireplace, providing a two-sided hearth for cooking and dining.
SAN MARINO CA
AIA CALIFORNIA COUNCIL RESIDENTIAL MERIT AWARD 2015
AIA LA RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE AWARD 2016
Large sliding doors transform the dining area into an open affair overlooking the water while a fireplace-adjacent built-in daybed hovers over the treetops.
Through the center of the hearth, a concrete stair winds it way down, first to a landing for washing and changing, and past the inner sanctum of the spa.
Below the sundeck, and against a length of a concrete wall, the gym opens to a woodland landscape as its outer edge bends in response to the terrain.
At the far end, a light shaft penetrates from above, and a concrete canopy rises to mark the linkage to the guest house and reconnection to the landscape above.
At once building and landscape, the pool house replaces the grounded predictability of the everyday with a visceral otherness that is encountered in some of the most elemental and primitive forms of shelter.