in Maremma

Il Labirinto Termale

Project by:

Spenser McCoy, Julia Dinatale, Conor Mitchell

STUDIO Y

This project is focused on celebrating the terme and what water can do for the individual. In order to create an effective space for healing and relaxation, the behavior of a labyrinth is used to control movement through each space and further highlight the importance of the pool as a destination point. Furthermore, by using the labyrinth as a driving force in the project, the thermal baths successfully create a comforting space which allows for the user to recuperate and heal effectively. As seen in this image, the thermal bath is a sacred space which successfully celebrates the history of the thermal baths as a celebration of water and health.

These images are used to show the feeling and behavior of the interior of the project. Notice the use of material in each scene. Many of the materials used in this project are sourced directly from the mountain so that the project sits within the site to be immovable.

PROJECT IMAGE 1
PROJECT IMAGE 1

These images are used to show the feeling and behavior of the interior of the project. Notice the use of material in each scene. Many of the materials used in this project are sourced directly from the mountain so that the project sits within the site to be immovable.

These images showcase the labyrinth element of the project most clearly. In these plan images it is easiest to see how one would move through the space as well as how each space is created with materials sourced from the mountain.

slideshow2_001 - Yaxin Xu.jpg
slideshow2_001 - Yaxin Xu.jpg

Thanks to: Luca Ponsi who was our incredible studio professor for the semester. Without him we would not have been able to dive so deeply into the potential of a thermal bath complex. Further, Luca allowed us to investigate the most efficient way to celebrate space and the essence of that space. We must also thank our peers for inspiring us with their designs and helpful advice during our individual design process.