An open-air cold bathhouse in Stenungsund, west coast of Sweden.
The project creates a meeting place for individuals and groups, stripping them of their symbols of identity. Bridging generations and borders and forcing a moment of presence upon them simultaneously increasing both physical+mental health.
Additionally, the project investigates place-specificity within objects when developed in relation to architecture and what impact the objects have on the architecture and vice-versa.
The project is based on anthropology, historical and tectonic research and investigating the relation between architecture and design. It includes three phases on different scales; the overall architecture, the in-zoomed architecture and the object.
An additional intention was to support a non-profit organization with a focus on social sustainability. A project that otherwise would have a hard time to be introduced/survive. The project is currently in the process towards a realization whereas I have introduced a civil dialogue in relation to the surrounding municipalities and industries.
To create involvement and understanding from the locals towards the developed design an Instagram account was created where the process and design are explained and becomes public. Simultaneously it acts as communication in the current process of realization. The account is; @water_of_the_winters.
Find more about the project and its process at: www.kadk.dk