NTU Architecture Subject Group

The Eudaimonic Baths

The Eudaimonic Baths is a public baths building using a contemporary version of the Roman ritual, I have use heated baths and relaxation techniques to craft the mind into a healthy state. This contemporary ritual provides a space for the mind to relax and therefore repair. Elements I have utilised to create a culture of relaxation include lighting, colour, and temperature. Outdoor space is also crucial to help aide the mind on this journey, so I will design a garden for contemplation which can be easily accessed from all parts of the baths.

Taking inspiration from the water surrounding the site, I learnt the direct correlation between the water and a healthy mind set. Bodies of water could vastly help with the rising mental health epidemic. I want to provide a much-needed resource to help give relief to the brain, as very little of the these spaces exist in Nottingham.

Sarah Astill
Student name
Sarah Astill
Course
BArch Architecture
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The Eudaimonic Baths

Using a contemporary version of the Roman Ritual, I have design a public baths with different temperature pools and steam rooms to craft the mind into a healthy state. This contemporary ritual, influenced by the Roman baths, will give a space for the mind to relax and therefore repair. Elements I have used to create a culture of relaxation include lighting, colour and temperature. Outdoor space is also crucial to help aide the mind on this journey, so I have designed a garden for contemplation which can be easily accessed from all parts of the baths. Taking inspiration from the water surrounding the site, I learnt the direct correlation between the mind and water and how it supports a healthy mind set. Bodies of water could vastly help with the rising mental health epidemic. I want to provide a much needed resource to help give relief to the brain, as very little of the these spaces exist in Nottingham.

BArch Architecture

The BArch (Hons) in Architecture course is focused on the creative and practical development of architectural design, investigated in a studio environment through a series of carefully considered practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social, cultural and topographical situations.

The purpose of the course is to align architectural concepts, thinking, techniques and values with current architectural thought and practice. It involves strategic thinking and creative imagination; problem-solving and research tasks; attention to detail and tectonic resolution; traditional and digital forms of representation; and public presentations and reviews. This course addresses the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures and develops Part 1 graduates with creative vision, practical skills and an ethical position in respect of the role of the architect in a globalised world.

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