The Bath House

The Bath House

  • Interior Architecture Final Thesis
  • House paints, building paper, canvas window blinds, plaster board, brown paper, wood chips, fishing nylon, dried leaves, dried herbs and graphite in recycled window frames (all materials from within the sheds)
  • 2004
  • ARTISTS COLLECTION

In 2004 I completed a six month Interior Architecture Thesis. I based my project on 3 sheds, built by my father from recycled materials, when our family first emigrated to New Zealand from the Netherlands. As we shifted house fairly often in those early years, my father would dismantle each shed and re-erect them in various ways and for different uses. The sheds housed a large collection of tools, recycled materials and plants. (Including copper water heaters, a small wood stove, windows, timber, pulleys, a water wheel, paints, dried herbs and climbing vines). This prompted the plan to dismantle the sheds and re-erect them one final time – as a bath house. The final design included the stored shed materials as physical elements within the spaces which included: Heating Room, Sauna, Bathing Room, Storage Area and a Herb Drying Room. The final work was presented as double sided, mixed media art works in recycled window frames.


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