| Francesca Caravello
| 2011 | Curso: Master, 1º. Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio (CH)
| Profesor: Valerio Olgiati
The project take form by starting from a given general theme, sufficently open to became the sorce of inspiration, which become the motto of the whole design session: BATH HOUSE.
A Monsoon rainwater recovery system in Ahmedabad, is the result of a research in the archetypal meaning of the act of bathing.
Bath as purification, as a ritual and social action take essencial importance in Hindu culture.
Moreover, the specific condition of the context makes water a precious good in itself.
According to this, the proposal must invest a public role:
a square as a place to gather,
a pool as a place to bath,
a recovery of water to preserve a common good.
The scale of the project (160’000 m2) is linked to the density of this specific city in order to receive ideally people in a range of 3km.
In the middle of a urban fabric the pool is designed according to the movement:
radial and concentric generatrices leads to the water, step by step.
The space is defined by the rainwater level; it changes with variations of natural conditions.
The Hypostyle, which carry the impluvium-roof, solves the matter of participation and transition controlling thresholds, view, horizon, feelings of light/dark, hot/cold, wet/dry.