Soak, Steam, Dream: Reinventing Bathing Culture

Sep

16-28

2016

Mon - Fri 9am - 5.30pm, Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun 18th 11am - 5pm

Free Event

Exhibition

Soak, Steam, Dream:
Reinventing Bathing Culture

Roca London Gallery will be showcasing recent bathhouse projects by some of the world’s leading contemporary architects and designers. Curated by Jane Withers with exhibition design by Kellenberger- White.

Roca London Gallery will be showcasing recent bathhouse projects by some of the world’s leading contemporary architects and designers. Soak, Steam, Dream explores a renewed interest in the connection between the physical, meditative and social aspects of bathing. New architectural projects and archival material will be installed in an immersive exhibition designed to look at architecture’s capacity to materialise the rediscovery of ancient water cultures and alternative bathing rituals, reimagining the culture of the bathhouse and factoring in smart water use for the twenty-first century.

Featured projects will include: Germán del Sol (Termas Geométricas), Kengo Kuma & Associates (Kogohi Bathhouse), Terunobu Fujimori (Lamune Onsen), Skene Catling de la Peña (The Dairy House), Something & Son Architects (Barking Bathhouse), and H3T Architekti alongside archival material including research from American critic and bathing aficionado Leonard Koren.

The exhibition has been curated by Jane Withers with exhibition design by Kellenberger-White. A series of events will accompany the exhibition.

Opening Party: 6.30 - 8.30pm, Thursday 15 September 2016, RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2bOgh9v

Open House weekend: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2016.

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