Project: Kodiak Island Borrough Swimming Pool Client: Kodiak Island Borough Location: Kodiak, Alaska Type: Civic Square Footage: 23,200
Simple forms and durable materials are combined to give the user a pleasant auditory and visual sense of space. Exterior materials were chosen to be low-maintenance and withstand the Kodiak maritime climate and offer an inviting community pool feeling. Interior materials were chosen to be timeless and natural, by utilizing grays and wood siding within the pool area. The darker tile colors are less prone to scratches and the tile is intended for heavy abuse. The wood was chosen for its ability to withstand high humidity levels, yet for its warm and friendly color tonality. The mechanical system was fully integrated into the building with the perforated wood panels functioning as both a finish and a plenum for air movement.