Cranbrook Natatorium

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

The brick exterior of the building complements the existing Eliel Saarinen’s brick campus design, and the cool-colored concrete interior walls and blue ceiling provide a sense of depth. The occuli in the ceiling brings open air circulation to the pool and connects water to the sky. The light from the occuli hit the water, refracting off and creating an eerie illumination on the ceiling.