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  7. Stapleton Pool House #2 / Semple Brown Design

Stapleton Pool House #2 / Semple Brown Design

  • 00:00 - 27 March, 2011
Stapleton Pool House #2 / Semple Brown Design
Stapleton Pool House #2 / Semple Brown Design, © Ron Pollard
© Ron Pollard

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Denver, CO, USA
  • Architect

    Semple Brown Design, P.C.
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Consultant

    Reese Engineering
  • Structural Engineer

    The McGlamery Structural Group
  • General Contractor

    Mortenson Construction
  • Area

    2760.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. Parks and open space define many of Denver’s great neighborhoods. The Stapleton Development (Denver’s old airport) is devoting nearly 30% of its 4,700 acres to parks and open-space. Semple Brown Design’s project team was an original member of the master planning for Stapleton’s open spaces and parks. This project has evolved into designing a variety of pavilions, buildings, trellises, and shade structures. These projects include what will eventually be five (5) public pool houses. They will be key features in public parks currently being developed throughout the new Stapleton Neighborhood. This project is the second of the 5 pool houses.

© Ron Pollard
© Ron Pollard

The visionaries responsible for conceiving these parks realize the importance of community, of successful public space, and of great buildings. These same visionaries believe in allowing the architecture to speak to say something about place and time. Commissioned to design multiple buildings (each with identical programs, each with distinct personalities), the second in this series of pool projects was designed for parents with young children and specifically for the children themselves.

© Ron Pollard
© Ron Pollard

Conceptually, this project was intended to be very playful and loose-natured. Colorful finishes, materials that exaggerate and express their textures, and a sophisticatedly subtle twist in the architecture are all intentional moves that create an environment geared towards the child.

© Ron Pollard
© Ron Pollard

The diagram for this project became about creating a roof that said a lot without doing a lot – a playful twist in the roof balances 6” above a single beam. The simply crafted move in the structure reveals much about the user, the designer, the place, and the concept.

© Ron Pollard
© Ron Pollard

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Cite: "Stapleton Pool House #2 / Semple Brown Design" 27 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/122635/stapleton-pool-house-2-semple-brown-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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