Les Bains des Docks by Jean Nouvel

The aquatic complex Les Bains des Docks, desigend by architect Jean Nouvel, has just opened in the historical Port of Le Havre, France. The 5.000 square meter complex offers an beautiful atmosphere of tranquility with the fantastic play of natural light soothing the eyes, the masterful acoustic pleasing the ears, and the pools and treatments areas taking care of the rest of the body. Although the main color of the complex is white, there is a huge semi enclosed area in bright colors that Read more [...]
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Harbour Bath by PLOT = JDS + BIG

The Harbour Bath, designed by PLOT = JDS + BIG, emerges out of the desire of extending the surrounding park onto the water as a terassed landscape. The pool replaces the loading dock, now transformed into a recreational space for the city. The urban beach were the wood represents the sand, defines a public enclosure, accessible and safe to enjoy the summer sun and water. Via Judit Bellostes Read more [...]
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Moku Moku Yu Baths by Klein Dytham Architecture

The Moku Moku Yu Baths, designed by Klein Dytham Architecture in 2006, is a timber bathhouse set amidst pine forest at the Risonare Resort. Communal bathing is an ancient and venerable tradition in Japan. Using circles, the interpenetration of spaces serves to blur the usual division between inside and outside, and between male and female. Bathers separate by sex at the entrance for undressing and washing, but are able to rejoin again in the outdoor communal bath. Read more [...]
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