Skyspace
Napa Valley, CA
16 ft x 16 ft x 16 ft
2005

Artist: James Turrell
Client: Private residence
Architect: Jim Jennings Architects

K&A Scope

Design fabrication method, manufacture and deliver all composite cube with artist specified optical opening in ceiling to accommodate entry through open bottom submerged in pool.

Description

FRP flat panels fabricated using vacuum infusion and double thickness of 3/4-inch- thick plywood core to create walls and roof, including tapered square oculus opening. Finish is post applied polymer concrete, sandblasted after cure. Structure to be monocoque and integral to FRP walls. Interior space to accommodate seating and mechanical equipment by others.

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