A Sculptural House in Venice by FINNE Architects

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/venice-house-by-finne-architects/venice-house-finne-architects-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Venice-House-FINNE-Architects-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Sculptural House in Venice by FINNE Architects" /></a>
                                Situated on a narrow lot in Venice, California, the <a href="http://www.finne.com/places/venice.php"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Venice House</a> offers a calm respite from the busy sights of the neighborhood with an open garden and swimming pool on the western side of the property. The house, designed by <a href="http://www.finne.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">FINNE Architects</a>, is clad in a various of textured metal and wooden surfaces creating a visual collage, while the roof reveals a series of folded planes.
A pavilion juts out into the outdoor space leading to the angled pool through massive sliding glass doors. The extension created a hyperbolic paraboloid roof featuring exposed Douglas fir beams that span from indoors to out. The kitchen faces the pool and benefits from the wall of windows pulling in lots of natural light and ocean breezes. Both the cabinets and the floors are made from white-bleached rift-sawn oak while the island is constructed out of quartz and finished with a cast-glass counter
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Thames Lido / Marshall and Kendon Architects

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  • Architects: Marshall and Kendon Architects
  • Location: Thames Lido, Kings Meadow, Napier Rd, Reading, RG1 8FR, United Kingdom
  • Lead Architects: Marshall and Kendon Architects
  • Engineer: Structural Solutions
  • Project Managers: Arne Ringer - Glassboat
  • Contractors: Charlie Quinn & Marcos dos Santos - Design Workshop Bristol
  • Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Jon Reid – Arch.Photos
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Text description provided by the architects. Thames Lido, formerly King's Meadow Baths, was built in 1902 as a Ladies only swimming pool beside the Thames in King's Meadow, Reading. By the time work started in 2014 the building had been unused for forty years and was a particularly sorry state. The team that successfully brought Bristol's Clifton Lido back from a similar state of decay were invited to do a similar resurrection. Three years later the small site team had completed a

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Ground Floor Plan
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