When designing a wood-framed floor system for residential projects, building to meet the applicable codes is only one step in the design process.
BALA 2010 Room of the Year
Room of the Year
Project: Private Residence
This Asian-inspired poolhouse is both a serene retreat and a contrast to the rustic main house nearby. It is the essence of simplicity: a glass box with sliding doors that open to the pool, pool deck and landscape surrounding it. A freestanding, elliptical bath/shower pod, clad in Douglas fir veneer, is the centerpiece of the structure. The door to the pod follows the curve, almost disappearing into the surface. Designed for year-round use, the poolhouse is equipped with a freestanding kitchen unit, custom upholstered furniture and wiring for TV, Internet and telephone.