When the long-established swim and tennis club called for a new facility, the resulting modern architecture seamlessly negotiated club traditions and aspirations for future success. The project vision translated the simple charm and casual feeling of the original 1950’s post-and-beam design into a clean-lined modern result.
The site design subdivided modular sections based on the pool and tennis court dimensions serving as the primary activity zones. The building integrates into interstitial spaces between these zones connecting various site elevations and anchoring architecture to landscape.
Layered Assembly – Focused on prefabrication, the building components respond to specific project performances. The base layer of hollow core precast planks on foundation enabled efficient staging of the main floor. As a modern translation of the original post and beam design, a steel post and beam system added rigorous organizational logic. SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels) then layered onto the primary frame, insulating interior spaces, and utilized efficient off-site prefabrication. A prefabricated cedar shake rainscreen system installed over the SIPS panels skinned the panels to shed water while allowing the shell to breathe. A striking brise soleil of cedar slats provides the final layer, screening the summer sun along the southern facade, while mediating interior and exterior.