Shelter Island Pool House is one of the Awarded projects at the Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 hosted by Rethinking The Future. Shelter Island Pool House designed by Reddymade was submitted under Private Residence (Concept) and was selected among the 748 Registrations received from the globe at GADA 2018. ‘Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018′ competition concluded successfully its submissions on the 25th July 2018, with some creative and innovative projects from across the globe under various building categories. Rethinking the Future has been hosting these Awards for more than five years now and has gained great popularity among the architecture and design fraternity. With its panel of esteemed jury members comprising professionals and designers from various expertise, RTF has been delivering quite astonishing projects as Winners of the Awards. Some of the past Winners includes names like Bjarke Ingels Group & Dialog, Perkins Eastman, Page, RTKL, AHR, Aecom, Henning Larsen, CAZA, DLR Group, Behnisch Architekten, UNstudio, HOK, Gensler, HKA, LMN Architects, LAN Architecture, WOW Architects, EYP Inc., Line and Space LLC, IDOM UK Ltd, Sanjay Puri Architects, Christopher Charles Benninger Architects, and BIOME etc.
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Global Architecture & Design Awards 2018 – Results
Following are the project details:
This project, a 1,240 square foot insertion of a pool and pool house onto a wooded site on Long Island in New York, seeks to harmonize the built landscape with the natural landscape.
The design responds to the client’s need for guest space and an outdoor recreation area and takes as its narrative the integration of the elements: fire, water and earth, organizing them into a sequential progression on the site.
The formal parti consists of three elements: the pool, pool house and accessory building. The pool is designed as a plaza supporting the pool house and frames the landscape. The interlocking volume that houses the bedrooms also defines the bocce court beyond the main space. An oversized fire bowl provides a counterpoint to the simple rectilinear shape of the main room and animates the plaza, creating a focal point around which to gather.
Materials and details are carefully chosen to reinforce the sensation of being in the elements and the landscape. The main building is clothed in copper shingles, which visually dissolve into the landscape, leaving the emphasis on the views and vegetation, while a birch bark wall at the corridor of the accessory spaces recalls the surrounding trees. The pergola over the outdoor dining area is draped with a light fixture made from fishing nets, creating a magical nighttime sparkle beneath a leafy covering. A water wall behind the dining area creates an auditory backdrop and frames the outdoor shower area reinforcing the feeling of being in water.
Engaging all the senses, the building is designed from a holistic standpoint, integrating man into nature. The design remains minimal while engaging the re-energizing elements of fire, water, earth and air.