Design for an undersea lounge seen in elevation. Geodesic dome of double-glazed, tempered, and laminated glass and steel with pressurized interior. At left, tubular pressure chamber provides access to main level of underwater night club-restaurant wherein orange and green furnishings are utilized by sketchily rendered figures underneath crystalline light fixtures at left and right. At center, suspended spiral staircase provides access to two floating mezzanines, one at mid-height and the other near top of dome. Below dome, foundation set into sea bed; on this level, three rectangular rooms wherein back-of-house and mechanical service spaces are situated, lit by overhead can lights and occupied by additional figures. Outside, underwater atmosphere in jewel-tone pastel shimmers below sea level, indicated by white horizontal line, above which white clouds float in sky with cyan accents. Drawing mounted on presentation board with wide margin at right, superimposed by text label.
Featured Image: Design for Undersea Lounge: Scheme 3, Main Level; Designed by Russel Heston (American, b. 1929); USA; Pastel crayon and color pencil on blue wove paper mounted on presentation board. Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1502