Saco Lake Bath House
Academic | Spring 2013 | Josh Bard
— with Leah Wulfman
Situated on the side of a mountain, the Bath House becomes the threshold between earth, water, air, and light. The building cuts deep into the earth and exposes the layers of rock and soil. Permeable walls filter air and water, carrying the elements through the house.
The main feature is the permeable concrete wall, parts of which were formed in detail. The process involved constructing a mold around which concrete could be formed. The negative concave forms not only deposit scents, but also refracts light in from one side to the other. Colored acrylic bring sensualities to the forefront.