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Pool Pavilion / GLUCK+

  • 01:00 - 14 June, 2013
Pool Pavilion / GLUCK+
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
  • Architects

  • Location

    Adirondack Mountains, Keene, NY 12943, United States
  • Project Team

    Shannon Bambenek, Richard Bednarczyk, John D’Agnone, Peter L. Gluck, Charlie Kaplan, Eric Schaefer, Robert Wall, Douglas Weibel
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Amy Barkow © Paul Warchol © Erik Freeland © Paul Warchol +12

  • Civil Engineering

    Dente Engineering
  • MEP and Environmental Engineer

    IBC Engineering Services, Inc
  • Lighting

    Lux Populi
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

From the architect. Conceived as a ‘rift’ in the landscape this recreational structure is less building than it is landform; an elongated span of grass, stone and glass that unites previously disparate elements of the site. This landscape rift is stretched, carved, and folded to house a complex program of indoor and outdoor recreation including a lap pool, spa, sauna, outdoor play fields, terraces, theatre, and gym. The office, a two story copper-clad structure, the sole vertical element of the building, rises up to create a solitary marker in the landscape.

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

The exterior materials reflect the natural feel and texture of the site: locally quarried bluestone walls are an extension of the Adirondack geology; the copper cladding’s patina ages and reflects its surroundings; and the green roof changes color to mirror the changing landscape.

© Erik Freeland
© Erik Freeland

An integrated environmental strategy weaves formal concerns with responsible building solutions. Massive overhangs protect from direct solar heating; inverted planes of the white fabric ceiling to disperse light in every direction to maximize day-lighting; sod roofs and buried program space create thermal mass to reduce heat exchange and the intensive green roof provides additional insulation, reduces storm water runoff and creates additional occupiable green spaces.

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

The experience of the pool pavilion and its adjoining spaces suggest alternative ways of both viewing and participating in the Adirondack Landscape.

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Seth callander · June 19, 2013

Though the building has merit, it is placed in the middle of one of the cleanest, most beautiful large lake in America. The idea that you should want such a thing as a swimming resort (for oneself) next to it is, how can I possibly put this nicely? Absurd.

Scott Sholar · June 18, 2013

Good ole usa handrailings. Do enjoy the project though.

angel opiaza · June 15, 2013

it's so nice. ^^ i like it!

Alvin Earl Lasala · June 15, 2013

It's like mimicking the idea of a natural scene of water below the landforms though at this time there's air between them. Bathing will be very good in here..hehehe

Alvin Earl Lasala · June 15, 2013

Ain't fresh enough concept of green architecture but has a very good intention of providing a space mimicking the natural scene of water below the land. I hope there's a lot more to offer out from this :)

Croco Dile · June 14, 2013

Very nice !


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