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Cape Russell Retreat

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Architects: Sanders Pace Architecture
Location: Tennessee, USA
Project Team: Brandon F. Pace, John L. Sanders, Michael A. Davis
Client: Suzanne Shelton & Corinne Nicolas
Project Area: 16.3 sqm
Budget: $47,200.00
Project Year: 2009

The owners commissioned the architect to design and coordinate construction of an off-the-grid lakeside pavilion with integrated water reclamation and photovoltaic technology for weekend use. A lightweight steel structure was chosen for durability and ease of fabrication. This structure was shop fitted with tabs to allow for the attachment of a secondary skin. In developing this skin the desire for transparency coupled with a passive cooling approach led to a shop fabricated structural screen of 2×4 vertical cedar boards backed with insect screen. Structural blocking located between the vertical structure lends a delicate pattern to the structural skin camouflaging the structure within its densely wooded setting. Towards the water view the cedar skin dissolves and becomes a series of screen panels allowing unobstructed views to the water and mountains beyond. A single 8’x8′ sliding screen panel provides direct access to the water.

Cape Russell Pavilion

Cape Russell Pavilion

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4 Comments
  1. Check out the container house I am building at http://www.containercondo.blogspot.com

  2. I was enchanted. I spent an hour just looking at. How perfectly would this tiny building fit here! To this land of thousand lakes and archipelagos by the sea. – Timo Kykkänen, Pori/Finland

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