What Was Originally An Old Pump House Is Now A Gorgeous Lakeside Retreat!


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A large horizontal window along the western facade provides the only penetration of the metal cocoon while also allowing afternoon light to filter through the dense treetop canopy and into the spaces.

  

The original brief was for a temporary shed-like space to house the water pump and other farm equipment as well as to provide the owners with somewhere sheltered to have a cup of tea when they came to hang out with George (their horse) on the weekends...

  

And although the project eventually developed into something slightly more extravagant, the modesty of the original ambition is still evident in the 'no-frills' detailing and rugged materials of the finished building.

  

The Pump House is fully 'off grid' and self-sustainable utilizing rainwater tanks, wood heating and solar power.

via DeZeen

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