Pool Pavilion (Private Residence)
Location: Zionsville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Muhlenberg Greene Architects employed sustainable design techniques in their design of a structure to accommodate the installation of an “Endless Pool.” The project included a study of passive solar heating and cooling utilizing ‘Direct Gain’ system techniques of southern glazing exposures, masonry storage thermal walls, projected overhangs, and careful site placement amongst many shade trees. The building materials were chosen based on client preferences of low maintenance and a warm feeling environment. Materials included renewable strand lumber beams and columns, solid vinyl windows, fiber cement siding, soft textured tiles, and a drainable brick floor for the plant watering area.