New home planned around two box-like structures – one clad in cedar, the other in Corten steel

​​​​​​​Having a lap pool sitting right up against the house was a client requirement from early in the design process of this new home. Architect Jim Zack says this does mean the design has challenges as the pool shares the same foundations as the house itself. But the result means the owner can literally step out of the master suite directly into the pool.