hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
 
hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
nov 21, 2015

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
all images courtesy of hammer architects

 

 

 

renovated by cambridge-based hammer architects, this pool pavilion was designed by mid-century modern architects nathaniel saltonstall and oliver morton. the building was constructed as a pool house and art studio on a large estate in the chestnut hill historic district of brookline in massachusetts. using a minimalist approach, the structure is comprised of a simple post and beam steel frame. 

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the pavilion was designed by mid-century modern architects nathaniel saltonstall and oliver morton

 

 

 

 a recent division of the property allowed the current owners to purchase the building with the intent of turning it into a two-bedroom home. working within the existing eight-foot structural grid, hammer architects created a new living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and bathrooms inside the existing shell.

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the structure is comprised of a simple post and a beam steel frame

 

 

 

the result is a compact 158 square meter residence. to prevent the house from feeling constrained, hammer architects developed an interior plan with long lines of sight through the large walls of glass in the main living spaces. these views open to the refurbished 1950s pool, a large patio and extensive landscaping to create an airy and expansive home.

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the kitchen is open to the main living space

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the design shows clear and white lines

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the refurbished 1950s pool, a large patio and extensive landscaping create an airy and expansive home

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the designers worked with the existing eight-foot structural grid 

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
a new living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and bathrooms were created inside the existing shell

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the result is a compact 158 square meter residence

hammer architects renovate mid-century modern pool pavilion
the plan has long lines of sight through the large walls of glass in the main living spaces

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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