A Backyard Pavilion and Pool for the Perfect Escape

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                                For a family of four in King City, Ontario, Canada, <a href="http://www.amarchitects.ca/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Amantea Architects</a> designed the Clearview Pavilion within a bare backyard surrounded by a line of Norway Spruce trees. The goal was to save the trees while incorporating privacy, along with a design that included a swimming pool, pool house, outdoor kitchen, lounge, and play area.
The pool house was built underneath the canopies of the trees, following the same line, to reduce the view of the house behind the property. The wooden structure with screens of Douglas Fir lets natural light through while offering privacy. A large white oak table was custom designed to sit underneath a steel and wood trellis. Built-in planters run alongside the table, as well as a fire pit. The partially covered shower was built around an existing tree bringing in an element of nature while rinsing off from the pool. Photos by Tom Araban.
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E20_House in the German Village of Pliezhausen

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                                Situated on a quiet street in the German village of Pliezhausen, just south of Stuttgart, is the <a href="http://www.steimle-architekten.com/de/projects/e20_wohnhaus" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">E20_House</a>, a crystal-shaped monolith designed by <a href="http://www.steimle-architekten.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Steimle Architekten</a>. The concrete house faces the street with minimal windows to ensure privacy from passersby. The two shorter sides of the house run parallel with dramatic roof lines sloping down to give the geometric house a sculptural feel.
Other parts of the house feature large sliding glass doors that frame the surrounding views while allowing light to enter the interior. A flight of stairs leads from the entrance to the main level of the home which feels expansive thanks to the morphing ceiling heights. The interior boasts a minimalist color palette with light oak woods, concrete, and white surfaces throughout. The rooms unfold as the ceiling height changes continually creating visual interest. Photos by Brigida González.
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A Kid’s Room That Will Make You Want to Be a Kid Again

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                                <a href="http://www.vanstaeyen.be/ontwerpbureau" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Van Staeyen Interieur</a> proves that all it takes to make an incredible kid&#8217;s room is some wood, paint, and some imagination. Well, a lot of imagination, as proven in this project called <a href="http://www.vanstaeyen.be/ontwerpbureau/germ" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">GERM</a>. On the top floor of a rural Belgian house, they transformed an empty, awkwardly shaped room into a bedroom that any kid would dream to call their own.
In the middle of the room, a large volume houses a bed on each side, giving two kids their own “bedroom” with incorporated storage. An attached ladder on the end leads to a playhouse with geometric openings for looking out. The bottom half of the structure is painted white with yellow popping out from the accents. The top and inside of the bed cubbies were left in their natural pinewood state for contrast. On each side of the bedroom, desks were installed along the sloped ceiling.
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