design talks are back!
the northern beaches home
- John Rose, Principal, TKD Architects (Tanner Kibble Denton)
Please join us for our design talk with John Rose on Tuesday 16th August 2016 at 6.30pm. John will be presenting TKD Architects residential work in the Northern Beaches.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mark Tuckey Furniture - 303 Barrenjoey Road Newport, Sydney, NSW 2106
for free tickets, register:
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curated by David McCrae, Principal, MM+J Architects. m 0425 245 223
mmj on tour - themal baths at Vals
Thermal Bath, building by Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor
pritzker prize winner
Project year 1996. Peter Zumthor went on to win the Pritzker Prize in 2009. He became known after this building.
exploring the baths
Whilst it is not clearly visible externally, the interior reveals many secrets and creates intrigue for the visitor. The entrance is bright white, providing contrast to the reception and pathway to the baths - which are virtually in darkness – like walking through the wings of a theatre.
First glimpse of the baths is from a mezzanine level, with an aerial view of what seems to be the side of a cave – rough grey stone walls (Valser Quarzite slabs that are quarried locally) and concrete ceiling with thin slivers of natural light. The paths lead to discovery of a series of intimate bathing spaces – hot, cold, private, baths with petals…arrived by winding meandering passages. Stone, light, darkness and reflections of the water drive the inspiration for the design. A beautiful external bathing area allows sun bathing with a magnificent view of the Swiss Alps.