Through a series of sketches and model studies, I explored Zumthor’s Therme Vals structurally, conceptually, and experientially. Each study explores a different quality of the baths.
piano wire in cast resin
reinforced cast cantilever
structure embedded in walls
“quartzite” formwork and cast concrete
quartzite pattern gradation
thick walls encased with HVAC
“slippage” between puzzle pieces
green roof layers
heavy and light
corner finer grain patterning detail
structure in section
cast resin “water” in baths meet stair
Read more about Therme Vals here on my blog about systems!
project partner: Joshua Cruz