Poolhouse / Philipp Baumhauer

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Philipp Baumhauer
Location: Munich,
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 glass 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 29 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=72522>

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      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.

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    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”.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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