Poolhouse / Philipp Baumhauer

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Philipp Baumhauer
Location: Munich, Germany
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

The pavillion combines on 25 sqm the pool filter system, shower, changing room, toilet and a lawnmower garage. Conventionally, spaces of this purpose supposedly require covering and hiding surfaces.

floor plan
© Julien Lanoo

The facilities are intentionally placed in a vitrine. Their outlines are both fractured and distorted by the mirrored vegetation on the façade.

© Julien Lanoo

Toilet, shower, changing room: The level of intimacy can individually be adjusted by curtains.

Cite: "Poolhouse / Philipp Baumhauer" 11 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=72522>
  • M

    Beautiful. Yet just curious: How does one use the toilet privately with the glass panes?

    • sullka

      That’s what the courtains are for, see the courtain rail in the ceiling?

      That’s one stylish tool shed (lawnmower)

      I just don’t quite like the wood they used, other than that it’s pretty nice.

  • http://www.archialternative.com Albert

    Some might call it cool experimental architecture. Maybe…To me it is just a parody of great Mies. Pure case of non-relevant solution completely ignoring functionality and defective (in this particular case) minimalism version “Less is Bore”.

  • terd ferguson

    where’s the pool? and why would they incorporate the lawn mower storage into this serene white glass shelter…almost got it.

  • http://amsterdam-trip.com old amsterdamer

    I love the cantilevered canopy and semi-transparent glazing. That’s what makes the architect a decent follower of Mies.

  • brb001

    It’s beautiful and certainly looks great in the photographs. But I have to wonder about how difficult it will be to keep clean. I would not want to be the housekeeper.

    It will also be curious to see how something like this ages over time.

  • friedwart von Eh

    nice renderings, in nice setting. lawnmower showroom is a bit too much, and where’s the pool? :)

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  • Ricky

    Clean and sleek approach, but as people mention would be interesting how it ages. As for the people that ask about pool location, check 2nd picture you can get the idea that its on the right side between those threes.


  • nogz

    Wonderful, and a reminder of what potential there is in materiality and transparency in producing spaces which fit into an epoch. Is this a Mies Van Der Rohe or a Steve Jobs? Refreshing.