Jim Goldstein’s Skyspace by James Turrell, Beverly Crest residence photos, LA luxury real estate design by Duncan Nicholson
Jim Goldstein Skyspace by James Turrell
Beverly Crest House, California, USA – Architecture
post updated February 10, 2024
Aug 16, 2013
Jim Goldstein’s Skyspace by James Turrell in Beverly Crest
SKYspace by James Turrell, situated at a residence in Beverly Crest.
Design: Architect Duncan Nicholson
Photos by Kenneth Johansson Photography
Jim Goldstein’s Skyspace by James Turrell
This intriguing piece of architecture / art is located at the spectacular, Sheats-Goldstein house (1963) designed by Modern architect John Lautner. This property is now owned by Jim Goldstein.
It is a concrete room built into the hillside, a skyspace titled ‘Above Horizon’, by artist James Turrell, states LA Weekly. Openings in the concrete shell allow carefully calibrated light to play in the space. ‘Above Horizon’ has openings in the ceiling and wall, both programmed to open smoothly as you watch.
The Goldstein Skyspace was original envisioned by owner James Goldstein to be a collaboration between artist James Turrell and architect John Lautner, states the website ‘Architectoid – Learning Architecture for life’. Unfortunately Lautner passed away before the project came to fruition. An apprentice of Lautner, architect Duncan Nicholon took over the Architects role in collaboration with the James Turrell to complete the project in 2004.
The location of the Goldstein Skyspace art piece is in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. The difficult building site made the logistics of constructing the concrete shell structure on a caisson foundation difficult.
The Skyspace has two operable openings: the central oculus, and the corner window. The room is pre-programmed by the James Turrell for shows at dawn and dusk. The room has embedded radiant heating beneath the concrete pebble finished floor. The room is lined with 5,000 LEDs in alcoves not directly visible by viewers. When the LEDs are activated they wash the room with abundance of colored light amplified by the smooth white plaster finished walls.
When the windows are opened and the preprogrammed lighting begins a slow transitioning color sequence centering on the view of the sky the show begins. All previously perceived notions of the color of the sky changes before your eyes and viewers are left to reconceive what has always been assumed.
Above Horizon by James Turrell – Building Information
Location: Beverly Crest, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Artist: James Turrell
Contractor: Bruce Ostermann
Architect: Duncan Nicholson
Structural Engineer: Andrew Nasser
Jim Goldstein Skyspace by James Turrell images / information from Kenneth Johansson
Jim Goldstein’s Skyspace by James Turrell – external link to the ‘Architectoid – Learning Architecture for life’ article
Kenneth Johansson Photography – external link
Location: Beverly Crest, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Southern California, United States of America
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