Charles Mayer

Set on a 3-acre site with a 12,500-square-foot contemporary home, the Quimby Pool House in Bridgehampton, N.Y., provides a direct poolside space to reprieve from the summer sun. The structure, designed by local architecture firm Blaze Makoid Architecture, complements the existing pool and landscape design by Hollander Design and includes shaded living space, an outdoor kitchen, exterior shower, and inside bath. A simple, wood core was created to house the recessed, stainless kitchen, bath, and mechanical spaces. To its left, a generous covered living space is framed by punctured screens.

Charles Mayer

Inspired by the surrounding natural environment, the screens, positioned above and around the sides of the outbuilding, display an organic pattern cut from lightweight aluminum panels. According to the firm, the panels direct views, add privacy, and create a sense of enclosure. The design also incorporates a glass roof between the structural members above to let sunlight flow into the area and keep precipitation out.