SPLASH HOUSE PHOTO SHOOT

Professional architectural photographer Michael Moran came up to Highbridge pool on Friday, September 14th to shoot the completion of construction on the Splash House.  We’d like to share some of the results with you here.

PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Moran: Men’s locker area, with the sliding doors in the open position, ready for an influx of swimmers!

PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Moran: The men’s check-in area, where swimmers can either head towards public changing areas on the right, or if requested,to a family changing room on the left.

PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Moran: The interior of the men’s changing area, clad in reclaimed cedar. Translucent corrugation on the roof and east wall allows for natural illumination well into the late afternoon  as shown here.

PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Moran: The rhythm of of the structural elements of the Splash House were designed to be in sync with the elements  present on the landmarked  Highbridge Recreation Center, which sits directly behind it.
PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Moran: The marine grade plywood of the structural ribs, already one season older than some other parts of the Splash House, has aged nicely.

PHOTO: Courtesy Michael Moran (altered from original): The walls of the Splash House slide, allowing the locker rooms to become additional private changing areas at the end of each swim shift!
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CONSTRUCTION ON THE SPLASH HOUSE IS COMPLETE!

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Construction on the Splash House has completed.  Please browse through the above photos to view the end result of the many months of hard work and collaboration between the New School’s SCE, the community of Washington Heights, and NYC Department … Continue reading

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SPASH HOUSE PROGRESS PHOTO GALLERY.

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Check out the most recent progress on the Splash House pool pavilions.  Walls are up!

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POOL’S OPEN. COME TAKE A DIP AND CHECK OUT THE NEARLY COMPLETED SPLASH HOUSE!

ALMOST DONE: The wall for the Men’s Splash House changing area are up, covered in a gorgeous recycled cedar wood!

Pool season has started! Just in time to beat the coming summer heat! As of June 28th the pool hours are from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Pool season runs until Labor Day, September 3.

While you’re there, stop for a moment and say, “Hi” to the SCE crew, who are not only working on the Splash House pavilions, but also on the re-design and renovation of the recreation center lobby and vestibule.

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CONCEPT VERSUS CONSTRUCTION: SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISONS

Photo + Render: 2011 Design Workshop: The locker area on the men’s side.

Photo + Render: 2011 Design Workshop: This cantilever at the end of the men’s side will soon sport a curtain of water!

Photo + Render: 2011 Design Workshop: A wide 2-point perspective view of the southern Splash House pavilion.
Photo + Render: 2011 Design Workshop: This shows the women’s side. Note how the rhythm of the Recreation Centers rear facade is mimicked rhythm as the Splash House.
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SCE STUDENTS LAST DAY ON THE JOB!

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The summer has wound down, and the fall semester starts this week. This gallery is from our last day on the job, and contains some great pictures showing the present state of the Splash House after two months of fun, … Continue reading

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TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF THE WOMEN’S PAVILION’S CONSTRUCTION

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TIME-LAPSE VIDEO OF THE SPLASH HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

With summer winding down, here is a quick 4 minute recap of the the last 60 days construction. Enjoy!

More videos to follow soon. Keep checking back.

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RAISING THE ROOF: SPLASH HOUSE ROOF & CROSS-BRACING NEARING COMPLETION.

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This week saw an exciting milestone near completion, the roof! The steel purlins are in place, and of course have been painted that special tone of “Splash House Green”. The corrugated roofing material now covers the ribs, allowing a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Construction Photos: Making Spaces

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