Last week we featured some beautiful examples of water used as an architectural design element; now we continue the theme with a look at some of the most effective uses of reflecting pools in mid-century designs.
Reflecting pools may seem simple – a small pool of water with a smooth glassy surface. But the simple addition of water can bring life and dimension to a space almost instantly. Here are some great examples.
Pasadena home designed in 1960 by John Galbraith. Photo courtesy of My Home as Art.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark was designed by architects Jørgen Bo and Wilhlem Wohlert in 1955. Photo courtesy of Yellowtrace.com.
Racquet Club Garden Villas designed in 1959 by William F. Cody. Photo courtesy of Palm Springs Real Estate News.
Palácio da Alvorada by Oscar Niemeyer, 1957. Photo courtesy of Moderndesign.org.
Palm Springs residence by Buff & Hensman Architects, 1970. Photo courtesy of Architectural Digest.
Home designed by Henry Klumb in Puerto Rico, 1945. Photo courtesy of MoMA.
Mariners Medical Arts Plaza by Richard Neutra, 1963. Photo courtesy of the OC Register.
Hollywood Hills home built in 1962. Photo courtesy of Exciting LA.
McGregor Memorial Conference Center by Minoru Yamasaki, 1958. Photo courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.