Prism Public Pool

Brian Wei-Chun Chou


Located in Westchester Park of Los Angeles, adjacent to the Otis College of Design and vast residential areas, the project serves as a new focal point for the existing community. The overall form of the building is a triangle, inspired by a prism, with a steel frame for the primary structure. Trusses were utilized in order to provide stability and strength for the building, which cantilevers over the pool. The building envelope system, mimicking the refraction of light through a prism, consists of fragmented geometries-turned-skylights, glass curtain walls and aluminum panels. Continuing the same design language, the pool also takes the form of a triangle.