The terminal baths: re-engaging man with surroundings through the phenomenology of water
Tutor / director / evaluatorGonzález Raventos, Aquiles; Ortega Cerdà, Lluís; Bru Bistuer, Eduard; Llobet Ribeiro, Xavier
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The development of urban projects covers several issues, resulting in always facing different challenges with the biggest being the humans themselves. In that sense, with the rapid evolution of technology and globalization, we humans have lost the conversation between our body and our built environment. For that reason, it is important to establish a dialogue with a common language that can speak to today’s body. In our contemporary cities the dialogue happens in the way of how we live and experience the places we use. Using water as a critical element of our urban spaces, its experience and metaphysical nature plays a big role in the phenomenology of architectural understanding. It means, the importance of designing spaces that influence the outer body senses that both obtain and give meaning to its surroundings leading to a psychological sense of place. In other words, the body is the main generator of design and this thesis explores its dialogue with the environment through water as an important element of architecture.
MBArch -- The Contemporary Project
SubjectsWater and architecture, Baths -- Spain -- Barcelona, Waterfronts -- Spain -- Barcelona, Public spaces -- Spain -- Barcelona, Swimming pools -- Spain -- Barcelona, Aigua i arquitectura, Banys -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Façanes marítimes -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Espais públics -- Catalunya -- Barcelona, Piscines -- Catalunya -- Barcelona