BATH┬áinterprets ways of inhabiting as well as the urbanized landscape. It opportunistically joins for a brief spatial moment the circuits that have become antipodes of the contemporary environment: infrastructure and nature. It proposes an alternative, self-empowered form of leisure. BATH┬áis composed of a 1,000-meter garden hose that plugs via a hydrant into the existing hidden infrastructure and can carry enough water to fill a bathtub for two people. Arranged in countless loops, the elastic hose forms the surface of a screen that catches the sun, thus heating the water in the hose that will fill the bath and eventually be released to irrigate the surroundings.
Architectural Review Arward for Emerging Architecture 2008 (commended)
Supported by Akademie Schloss Solitude and Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof
DesignTeam: Sabine M├╝ller, Andreas Quednau
Building Team: Ulrike Kube, Sarah Centgraf, Herman Fellinger, Dieter M├╝ller, Katrin Henke
Structural Engineers: Florian Foerster, Steffen Stich