Wednesday, September 5, 2012

tepidarium redux

The Mycenaean built The Lion Gate around 13BC to provide a formal gateway from the countryside into the citadel.  In it's simplest form, it was a vast wall with one square opening. 

The physical characteristics of this pool house suggest that it's lineage began in Greece.  Working as a functional threshold, the structure also weaves the landscape with the pool area via it's materiality.  Soil horizon-like veins are translated through the reclaimed wood panels, which abbreviate to sensationally frame the landscape.