Tiffany Chen

Tiffany Chen

New York, NY, US


Thermae Wellness Spa

An exploration of “volumetric” courtyard intersections in response to the surrounding engagement of urban context, this project is a study of how these internal and external intersections create a sequential narrative of bath spaces.Linked by circulation light wells that slice through and create voids within the solid volumes, the baths each experientially vary in not only temperature, but also through different sectional overlaps. Formally, it is a reinterpretation of the urban “infill” language of the “open” courtyards behind palazzo facades. From a series of investigations, volumes of these elevations ultimately shift and open up in section to reveal a poros- ity that juxtaposes a monolithic exterior.

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Status: School Project
Location: Como, Italy