RACHEL LU
ABOUT
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WHAT: BATH HOUSE
LOCATION: SACO LAKE, NH
WHEN: JANUARY-MARCH 2018
PROFESSORS: JEREMY FICCA, LIZA CRUZE

A bath house that provides an escape or pause from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and creates experiences that make the users more aware of the here and now-ness of the moment through the use of isolation and strong contrasts in material and senses.


in pool look up
01 VIEW IN POOL
02 LOOKING UP FROM POOL


One would enter down the ramp into the concrete structure at ground level. After a long day of hiking, one would first soak in the hot pool and slowly ascend from pool to pool, losing track of time. The only view is of the sky (02). It allows people to be introspective and relax. After the last pool, one is finally exposed to the tops of trees, and reintroduced to nature. One descends down the ramps while enjoying the views of nature- with the chance to enter the saunas.


bath section

bath elevation2

bath elevation