Marsh House

Marsh House

 

Kiawah Island, South Carolina 

2017 American Institute of Architects Award


 

The “Marsh House” is a recreational swimming pool complex serving a small residential community. It is sited in a heavily wooded maritime forest overlooking wide expanses of tidal marshes with views of dunes and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance beyond.

Its elevated central pool and deck areas are flanked on either side by twin wooden shed-like buildings with matching porches and trellises. The flanker on the right contains a café opening to an outdoor bar with fireplace. That on the left contains toilets, showers and changing facilities.