SACO LAKE BATHHOUSE
48-205 Architecture Design Studio: Composition
NCMA 2nd Year Studio Design Competition | Honorable Mention
Second Year, Spring 2015
Advised by Nick Liadis
Situated in the scenic Crawford Notch in New Hampshire, the bathhouse aims to provide hikers traveling along the Appalachian Trail with a serendipitous place to bathe, relax, and meet other hikers. To avoid creating an abrupt disruption in the pristine natural experience through the mountain range, the entrance to the bathhouse is presented subtly and gradually. As architectural elements slowly start working their way into the inside of the program--path, steps, screens, canopy, and wall, lead you into a series of experiences that serve as constant reminder that one is never completely enclosed away from nature.