The design for this swimming pool and related landscaping was done for a movement teacher that Dana studied with at the Spacial Dynamics Institute in
Mechanicville, NY. The design embodies aspects of movement theory.
The challenging issue here involved a severe change in elevation of the house and deck in relation to the proposed site for the swimming pool. Dana worked with her teacher to arrive at a height and positioning of the deck that was accessible and convenient to the house yet did not block the views to the woods and stream at the rear of the property. The design included modification of the existing deck with steps that opened up a connection to the pool and deck area. The stepping and curving of the retaining walls served to further emphasize the fluid and dynamic transition in grade.