Sewickley Pool House

Project Location

Sewickley, PA

Architect

Sweeney Shank Architects

Product

HSW60

Case Study: Sewickley Pool House

Sweeney Shank Architects was asked to design a pool house that could be used year-round, and that would blur the lines between outdoor and indoor spaces. The firm faced a few design problems. First, Sewickley, a suburb of Pittsburgh, suffers through many cold months. Second, the family wanted cornerless windows so they could enjoy the view of their stunning backyard.

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Ramon Sweeney, principal at Sweeney Shank, found an ideal design technique in the HSW60 system. “NanaWall Systems met specific requirements that were extraordinary,” Sweeney says. “Our customer wanted a cornerless system with one side at full height while the other half was resting on the bar—a combination door and window. We found the perfect solution was a NanaWall.”

A few years prior, Sweeney Shank Architects had created the original pool house that was inconspicuous on the patio. The cabana, however, is an exciting addition to the site and harmonizes with the first one.

“We were familiar with NanaWall and knew that they could supply us with exactly what we needed in both unique design and quality."

Creating a Cornerless Solution for the Design Objective

Having no corners on the facade required precise engineering, and Sweeney knew that NanaWall would be able to accomplish this. “We did not pursue other manufacturers,” Sweeney shares. “We were familiar with NanaWall and knew that they could supply us with exactly what we needed in both unique design and quality. We knew that NanaWall would never say, ‘That can’t be done!’”

Especially happy that the homeowners trusted his vision, Sweeney added, “I would like to thank the clients for actually building the pool house as we designed it. They had a vision of a pool house that could be used year round—in a climate that usually does not allow that.” Without NanaWall this vision would have been severely compromised.

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