Provincetown | 2016
A triangular site anchored by a historic Cape house needed to be transformed into a courtyard. To accomplish this, J.Roc proposed a poolhouse to anchor a central pool and sunken courtyard space. The ground floor of the poolhouse is glass, to allow for continuity with public pool spaces, while the upper levels are rotated 30 degrees to face the existing structure at a perpendicular angle. Public spaces are oriented at the 30 degree angle to allow for oblique three-quarter views to dominate across the courtyard, and to structure viewing relationships within the space. A choreography of entry is produced to allow for a sudden reveal of the hidden courtyard by ascending a stair which becomes a new elevated ground in front of the poolhouse, which continues inside the house itself, lifting the roof for a Richardsonian half-eyebrow dormer.