San Francisco-based architect Jim Jennings worked in close collaboration with James Turrell and Tom Leader to realize the artist’s vision for the Skyspaces, and to relate the elements of earth, water and sky to one another. The overall design includes both the pavilion and its fiberglass Skyspace — the 1,800-square-foot horizontal plane hovering 15 feet above a stone terrace — and the Skyspace within the black-tiled pool, which rests on columns immersed in the water. Jennings worked with lighting consultant Dan Dodt on the pool’s band of fiber optic light, an integral part of the design. Jennings also designed the pool house: a small-scale, anodized, aluminum-clad structure within the pavilion. The pool house’s compact design, complete with private changing rooms and kitchen, responds to the geometry of the landscape, pool and Skyspaces.
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