Microtherme

A Condensed Concrete Spa Boston / United States / 2016

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Matter Design has produced an intimate and contradictory set of experiences in Microtherme. Upon approach, the occupant is confronted by a hovering wooden mass punctured by a singular and limited port enticing curiosity about the interior. Once under the wooden mass, a concrete world is revealed and rendered elastically. From this vantage point, other people occupying the space appear to be draped in a concrete fabric, producing the experience that the people themselves are supporting this engulfing mass. Once standing, this rhetoric inverts as if the occupants are pulling the concrete down. This voluptuous concrete performs beyond this optical illusion. It is also radiating a variety of temperatures producing a variety of thermal experiences for the occupants. While the lower experience is similar to one of sun bathing, the upper level experience is one of swimming in a concrete bath.


 

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    Matter Design has produced an intimate and contradictory set of experiences in Microtherme. Upon approach, the occupant is confronted by a hovering wooden mass punctured by a singular and limited port enticing curiosity about the interior. Once under the wooden mass, a concrete world is revealed and rendered elastically. From this vantage point, other people occupying the space appear to be draped in a concrete fabric, producing the experience that the people themselves are supporting this...

    Project details
    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Wellness Facilities/Spas / Leisure Centres
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