professor | Nick Liadis location | Saco Lake, Massachusetts duration | 5 weeks collaboration | Clara Lee
This project explored the idea of a bath house in relation to the body and senses. The bath house, through two separate buildings was meant to create a narrative about the act of bathing and activating the body. The sequence would begin in a canoe and then continue in the first bath house that is situated in the ground as you enter from below. This bath house contains the hot bath and activates the senses through the heat and steam. A pulley system would then take bathers from the hot bath to the cool bath and was meant to allow the bathers to activate their bodies through the act of pulling themselves up. The bath houses would also provide the bathers with a better understanding of their context as they traveled from underneath the ground to the level of the trees above.