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Location | Firestone, Colorado
Situated within a densely populated development north of the Denver metro area, the Barefoot Lakes Pool House is intended to provide a stoic monument in the midst of this active residential enclave. Part of the larger community, the pool house is designed as four separate pavilions under a simple elevated roof structure. The pavilions highlight the elemental mass of the construction, and break down the overall structure to provide a physical and phenomenal threshold to the pool area beyond.
Containing restrooms, offices, storage and mechanical spaces, the pavilions are clad in only their exposed board-formed concrete structure. The thin roof is edged in black metal with natural wood soffits and trellis. These elements provide texture and warmth at a human scale, offering ample shade to the users, while the pavilion itself gives the neighborhood a desired amenity and iconic place of reference.
Through variations in transparency the individual wall planes signify entry and when coupled with the clerestory voids between wall and roof, allow an ephemeral and diffused light to wash the board formed concrete. Custom steel details speak to the engagement of the hand in solitude of the intimate moments within the structure.