One Lane Poolhouse

This addition to a neo-Georgian suburban house contains a lap pool with an adjacent entertainment area.  Certain exterior elements from the main house are used in the pool house, but are translated into a classical composition.  The design is informed by the Arsenal at the Piraeus, a linear, serial structure the primary feature of which is repetition. In configuration with the house, the addition forms a new atrium and courtyard.  Real materials — glazed and unglazed ceramic tiles — are used in conjunction with a trompe l’oeil sky, marbled pilasters, and painted beams to create an ambiguity of both materiality and temporality.