Modern Pool House by Klopf Architecture

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Location: Los Gatos, California, USA

Year completed: 2012



Architects: Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova
Landscape Architect: Andrea Sessa
Contractor: Flegels Construction
Photography: © Mariko Reed



The transformation once an overgrown yard and open pool deck now a habitable destination space for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. In a quiet natural setting the pool house is located at a mid-century modern home in Los Gatos.

Klopf Architecture


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Klopf Architecture


John Klopf is a licensed architect over 24 years in the field. He is the Founding Principal of Klopf Architecture, which he founded in 2001 after working for a few years at other firms. John, along with his wife and their two sons, lives in San Francisco and enjoys walking his dogs to work or biking to work whenever possible.
John was born in Cleveland Ohio, and is a graduate of both Harvard (Bachelor, 1993) and Berkeley (Master of Architecture, 2000). While at Berkeley, he won the highly competitive Branner travel fellowship for nine months of fully-paid independent architectural study in Japan, Europe, and Scandinavia. While at Harvard he studied abroad for one semester in Nanjing, China.
In addition to practicing architecture, John has taught design at USF (the University of San Francisco) as an adjunct professor, taught introductory design classes at Berkeley as a lecturer and graduate student instructor, and managed a major sustainability research project for the architecture department at Berkeley.
Today architectural practice consumes all of John’s professional time. He focuses on modernist homes, green and net-zero energy homes, and mid-century modern buildings. He is excited about the completion of Klopf Architecture’s first net-zero energy modern house and looks forward to working on more modern zero-net energy houses.

Team


CONTACT

Klopf Architecture,
A California Corporation
2180 Bryant Street, Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94110

415.691.7227 | E-Mail


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Brighton Bunker by Dan Gayfer Design

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Location: Brighton, Victoria, Australia

Year: 2016



Architects: Dan Gayfer Design

Photography: © Dean Bradley


A bar fridge, recessed into the rear wall of the bunker, combines with upholstered seating, planter and TV to create a highly functional pool side haven.

The rear area of this residence did not meet the requirements of a highly active family. With foresight in mind, the area was reconfigured to provide amenities for four children, parents and friends.

An existing outdoor living space was extended to include a honed masonry fireplace, AV hub and portable lounge. A timber landing separates the spa and lap pool, the pool widening at one end to provide a deeper diving area. A plywood clad bunker at the end of the pool is orientated back towards the house; lounges, planter and recessed bar fridge all provide a pool side haven for children and adults. A powder room at the rear of the bunker and an adjacent recreation terrace further contribute to a flexible and functional project.

Dan Gayfer Design


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Dan Gayfer Design


Dan Gayfer is the founder and creative influence behind Dan Gayfer Design. After completing a Bachelor of Design at RMIT in 2005 (Hons 1), Dan pursued his dream to create a studio that integrated building, interior and exterior design – a business that today also extends to project coordination.

Since the inception of Dan Gayfer Design in 2011, Dan has consistently delivered intelligent spatial outcomes for his clients that boast responsive design and visually pleasing form. He actively pursues the marriage of aesthetic and spatial function when he designs, and this is evident in the graceful flow of his lifestyle enabling creations.

Dan Gayfer Design brings functionality and considered innovation into residential spaces. The studio embraces a collaborative approach to design, where the lifestyle needs of every client are identified and prioritised to result in outstanding and customised living spaces.


CONTACT

Dan Gayfer Design

3 Nicholson Street
Brunswick East VIC 3057
Australia

+61 (0) 411 159 380
info@dangayfer.com


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Dry Creek Pool House by Ro Rockett Design

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Program: Pool House and Landscape
Location: Geyserville, California, USA
Size: 300 sf



Architects: Ro Rockett Design

Team: Zac Rockett, Jason Ro, Matt Granelli

General Contractor: JMH John Hallengren
Structural Engineer: Bill Lynch Berkeley Structural Design
Civil Engineer: Kelder Engineering

Photography: © Adam Rouse



Anchored by an inventive reuse of local materials on a constrained lot in a beautiful Sonoma County landscape, this project started as a country retreat and evolved into a full-time residence.  The desired program added a pool, pool house, outdoor living area, gardens, bocce court and guest arrival with overflow parking.

Ro Rockett Design


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Ro Rockett Design



CONTACT

LOS ANGELES

1031 W. Manchster Blvd.,Unit 6 Inglewood, CA 90301

T: 213-784-0014

SAN FRANCISCO

1306 Bridgeway , Floor 2 Sausalito, CA 94965

T: 415-289-0830


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Pool House, Amagansett, NY | Robert Young Architects

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Location: Amagansett, New York, US

Size: 200 square feet

Year: 2015



Architects: Robert Young Architects

Principal in charge: Robert Young, AIA

Project architect: Robert Deacon, Eva Ouano

Landscape contractor: Summerhill Landscapes

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A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house, on Long Island’s East End, was no exception. Building codes in the Hamptons specify that a pool house can only contain 200 square feet of interior space. Here, the interior section — maxing out at exactly 200 square feet, and enclosable by folding doors — was carefully crafted to maximize the space: it contains a kitchenette, bathroom, day bed and chair. A trellised area, designed for lounging and relaxing, connects it to a garage, where this family keeps all their beach-going essentials, from surfboards to Jeeps. Natural elements, from marble to bluestone to wisteria vines, connect the space to its environment.

Robert Young Architects


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Robert Young Architects


The design team of Robert Young Architects practices an architecture of pragmatic response. Creative exploration and thorough investigation of the essential facts and distinctive possibilities of each site and client’s needs lead to organic, apt, and inevitable solutions that are true to their time and place.

Whether architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, the firm guides every project from conception to completion with passion and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques.

Robert Young’s mission is to create compelling, practical and original architecture for informed clients who care deeply about the spaces where they live, work, learn and play.


CONTACT

(212) 687-6940

New York Office
526 West 26th Street
Suite 616
New York, NY 10001

Bridgehampton Office
2273 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932


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Further Lane Pool House by Robert Young Architects

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Location: East Hampton, New York, US

Size: 250 ft2

Year: 2016



Architects: Robert Young Architects

Principal in charge: Robert Young, AIA

Project architect: Justin Blejer

Project designer: Viktoria Rauter

Landscape architect: Laguardia Design Group

 

Photography: Frank Oudeman ©



The goal for this Hamptons pool house was to create a maximum variety of experiences within a relatively small set of indoor and outdoor spaces, all within eyeshot and earshot of each other. Moving through the space reveals a range of dedicated areas: a seating area with fireplace, trellised sections that frame the sky, enclosed areas for storage and food prep, and a changing room and bathroom. Elements of nature abound, from cedar louvers to bluestone floors to a natural zinc roof, which will patina over time. Plenty of trees and foliage surrounding the structure give it a feeling of enclosure, so that you can’t tell where the architecture ends and landscape design begins. A chimney made of handmade Petersen bricks from Denmark rises above, anchoring the composition of spaces with a place to gather.

Robert Young Architects


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Robert Young Architects


The design team of Robert Young Architects practices an architecture of pragmatic response. Creative exploration and thorough investigation of the essential facts and distinctive possibilities of each site and client’s needs lead to organic, apt, and inevitable solutions that are true to their time and place.

Whether architecture, interior, furniture, object, or landscape, the firm guides every project from conception to completion with passion and commitment. Each design decision integrates aesthetic and contextual imperatives with those of budget, program, materials, technology, and construction techniques.

Robert Young’s mission is to create compelling, practical and original architecture for informed clients who care deeply about the spaces where they live, work, learn and play.


CONTACT

(212) 687-6940

New York Office
526 West 26th Street
Suite 616
New York, NY 10001

Bridgehampton Office
2273 Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932


 

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Pool House by + tongtong

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Location: North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Area: 1000 square foot

Year: 2014



Architects: + tongtong 

Design: John Tong, principal and designer in charge, 3rd Uncle design
Photography: Colin Faulkner



The 1000 square foot pool house is designed to be multifunctional, the open-space interiors can easily transform from a pool house to a guesthouse to entertainment space to work studio and event space.

To emphasize the pool house’s mid-century modern language, the flat roof was accentuated by bringing the roofline forward, creating a floating brow. Windows were pushed flush to the ceiling to articulate the plane of the roof and offer sunlight while providing privacy for guests.

Formerly made of stone, the exterior cladding was relined with lighter and warmer cedar slats. The focal point – the oval pool – was re-imagined without changing its shape through extending the patio parallel to the flatness of the roof.

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 John Tong


Under the leadership of founding principal John Tong, +tongtong is fuelled by the fervor for discovery, a love of visual art and culture and a desire to realize unexpected and captivating spaces. Beginning with a project’s vision and functional requirements, +tongtong investigates and builds immersive experiences addressing all facets of design, including architecture, interiors, furnishings, lighting, art, accessories, branding, music, and fashion. The resulting projects have been known not just for their unique, fresh, and timeless designs but also for their ability to express the essence of their client’s values while contributing to entrepreneurial and business success.

John Tong studied art and design at Montreal’s Concordia University and completed his architecture degree at the University of Toronto, School of Architecture. Immediately after graduating in 1993, Tong co-founded the design firm 3rd Uncle Design Inc. and was a lead designer from 1993 to 2012. Tong then founded +tongtong in 2012 with the desire to incorporate a more collaborative process with an interest in exploring an even wider range of project types. Past projects and clients include the Drake Hotel, W Hotel Hoboken, The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Hands-On Centre, Café Belong, the Plant Nursery at the Evergreen Brick Works, MTV Canada, Palmer Jarvis DDB, Estée Lauder – MAC Cosmetics, Party NYC, Ray Civello Salon and Spa, Lululemon, Lileo at the Distillery and exhibits for the Bata Shoe Museum, Dove, IKEA, Audi Canada and the Interior Design Show. John’s work has been recognized around the world and has received numerous design awards. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, CAA in Montreal, MOMA in New York, the Design Exchange and The Interior Design Show in Toronto, and has been profiled in international publications and books. He is currently on the advisory board for the Institute without Boundaries and sits on the Board of Directors for the Toronto Theatre Centre.


CONTACT

INFO@TONGTONG.CO
416.504.6563
35 GOLDEN AVE N°106
TORONTO, ON
M6R 2J5, CANADA


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Westport Pool House by SPAN Architects

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Location: Westport, Connecticut, US

Architects: SPAN Architects

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The owner’s brief for the project included a new pool and pool house with koi pond, hot tub, exterior stone fireplace, as well as a landscape and garden master plan to be sited on a property with an existing house. Our design creates a semi-enclosed pool house that situates itself as an alternate al-fresco living area to that of the main residence, drawing on material cues from the context.

A fragmented stonewall forms the foundation for a series of 40′-0″ long cedar pergola beams. The wall references the materiality of the existing stone house and landscape walls already found on the property. The beams frame an interior/exterior series of spaces including a changing room, sitting room, shower, dining area, and living room, of which only the changing room and shower are fully weatherized. The sitting room is a contentious space capable of being enclosed or fully opened to the exterior through a series of sliding wood and glass walls. The pool, hot tub and koi pond (all of which have differing thermal, ph and salinity requirements) are not treated as separate entities, but are arrayed to appear as a single body of water and frame the path to the pool house, appearing to bring one over and across the water.

SPAN Architecture


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SPAN Architecture


SPAN Architecture LLC  brings together a diverse array of experiences and interests as practitioners, teachers, artists, and theorists.  The studios award-winning work combines thoughtful and inventive conceptual design with technological innovation and creative material application.  The studio thrives on the ability to work with client partners, design teams, technicians and artisans to bring these ideas to fruition. Above all else, SPAN shares a deep appreciation and reverence for architecture that guides their pursuit of creating superlative work.


PRINCIPALS

Karen Stonely, AIA LEED AP BD+C

Peter Pelsinski, AIA LEED AP BD+C

QUONDAM MEMBER

Jean-Gabriel Neukomm, RA

STUDIO DIRECTOR

Andrea E Knox, RA LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATES

Anastasia Papadi, RA – EU

Jacqueline Shaw

OFFICE MANAGER

Lisa Dang

            TEAM
  • DeMar Jones
  • Elvin Chan
  • Laura Pembroke
  • Hyun-Young Sung
  • Heriberto Rodriguez Valenzuela
  • Eugenia Yu

CONTACT

SPAN Architecture

11 Broadway Suite 1500
New York, NY 10004
T 212 732 7012
partners@span-ny.com

PRESS INQUIRIES

press@span-ny.com


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