Combination playroom, guest room, bamboo deck, and garage.
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects created this unique outbuilding for a client in Georgia. "The resulting structure is a juxtaposition of light and heavy, open and enclosed. The bedroom above is cantilevered over the work-yard, open and airy in contrast to the concrete garage below. The bathroom is solid and clad in steel, with walls that swing wide open for outdoor showers and spring cleaning. The bamboo, potted in planters on the ground, reaches up through narrow slots in the deck above creating an ideal retreat to relax and appreciate nature.". It's one of 13 AIA Honor Awards for Architecture for 2005. See them all here. Nota bene, Patkau Architects (twice) and Salmela Architect were winners this year.