The water of winters

Name
Pauline Algeröd
Education degree
Master
School
School of Design
Study programme
Spatial Design
Year
2019

The Water of Winters

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An open-air cold bathhouse in Stenungsund, on the west coast of Sweden. 

A meeting place for individuals and groups, stripping them of their symbols of identity. Bridging generations and borders and forcing a moment of presence upon them.

The project is based on anthropology, historical and tectonic research and investigating the relation between architecture and design. It includes three phases in different scale; the overall architecture, the in-zoomed architecture and the object. Additional the project investigates the place-specificity of objects when developed in relation to architecture and what impact the objects has on the architecture. 

The salinity of the water in Stenungsund is the highest in Sweden with ~ 35‰. The salt creates a strong impression from the area and when taking a bath. The developed object and its process investigate the potential and effect the salt has on materials, containing both preserving and destroying properties.

The salt-glazed tiles placed in the showers representing the salinity in the sea and its constant changing colours. The measurements of the object, the salt-glazed tiles, effect the measurement of the architecture. 

 

 

 

The overall architecture - the cold bathhouse 


 

The in-zoomed architecture - the shower house 

showerhouse arkitektur architecture kallbad winter bathhouse graduate thesis model


showerhouse arkitektur architecture kallbad winter bathhouse graduate thesis model

 

The objects - the salt-glazed tiles 

tiles salt glaze saltglasering kakel ceramics object design architecture objekt

tiles salt glaze saltglasering kakel ceramics object design architecture objekt

Tiles salt glaze saltglasering kakel ceramics object design architecture objekt

 

The relation - drawings

arkitektur architecture tiles bathhouse cold vinterbad kallbadhus tiles kakel kakelsättning

arkitektur architecture tiles bathhouse cold vinterbad kallbadhus

arkitektur architecture tiles bathhouse cold vinterbad kallbadhus

arkitektur architecture tiles bathhouse cold vinterbad kallbadhus

 

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Constructive base
Showers
Cantilevered floor
Walls increasing the difference between inside & outisde
Roof allowing directed views
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'blue serie' - salt-glazed ceramics colour test
'green serie' - salt-glazed ceramics colour test
'yellow serie' - salt-glazed ceramics colour test
'mixed serie' - saltglazed ceramics colour test
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salt + metal - Copper
salt + metal - Brass
salt + metal - Steel
salt + metal - Aluminium
salt + metal - Zink
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salt + water
salt + water
salt + water
salt + water + aquarelle
salt + water + aquarelle
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The base objects for 'composition of objects'
Composition of objects. Introductional diagram showing the importance of the relation between individual objects for the entity.
Introductional sketch of potentail detail.
Privacy in plan. Site investigation.
Landscape. Site investigation.
The sunspot. Site investigation.
The sightlines. Site investigation.
The wind. Site investigation.
Early sketch. Site investigation.
Early sketch. Site + design investigation.
Collage plan based on wind + historical plan
Collage plan based on sunspots + historical plan
Collage plan based on sightlines + historical plan
Modell 1.400. Based on the sightline plan.
Modell 1.400. Based on the sightline plan.
Modell 1.400. Based on the sunspot plan.
Modell 1.400. Based on the sunspot plan.
Modell 1.400. Based on the wind plan.
Modell 1.400. Based on the wind plan.
Investigation of the direction of the entrées and roof slopes in historical plan.
Sketch, design process.
Sketch, design process. Relationship pier & buildings.
Object skectching, design process. Tiles and floor.
Sketch, design process. Relation interior & exterior.
Object skectching, design process. Tiles.
Object skectching, design process. Tiles.
Production of detail. Tiles, bisqued.
Production of detail. Engobed, pre saltglazed.
Production of detail. Filled kiln.
Production of detail. Saltglazing. Raising the tempereature. 06.00-23.00
Production of detail. Prepering the salt.
Production of detail. Three days later. Opening the kiln. Finished product.
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'Children by the sea'. Introductionary poem by Pauline Algeröd.
"Bellman's map" from The hunting of the shark by Lewis Carroll, 1874
Colour investigation of the land. Part of the tectonical investigation.
Colour investigation of the sea. Part of the tectonical investigation.
Investigation of the typology 'simple house' '(enkelstugan). Historically a common typology from the area.
Fishing huts and their spaces inbetween. Gullholmen, 1982. Part of the historical investigation.
Non-slippery surface. Wooden path at Lysekil's bathhouse. Part of the historical investigation.
Man-built object meets nature. Local craftmanship. Skärhamn.
Some of the people I have interviewed. All with an interest in winterbathing. Part of the anthropology investigation.
Site investigations, man-placed stones create a height-difference & highlight a transition. Part of the tectonical investigation
Site investigations, the material stone in different scales. Part of the tectonical investigation.
Direct access to water + seating, Thorönsborgs Herrgård. Part of the historical investigation.
Communal pier, Brattön 1937. Part of the historical investigation.
'Isake's Pier*, Private pier, Käringön, 1929. Part of the historical investigation.
Contrast between water/land. Part of the tectonical investigation.
Transistions between natural objects. Part of the tectonical investigation.
Transistions between natural & man-built objects. Part of the tectonical investigation.
material investigation. Salt + metal
In 2017-2019, KADK is working with the UN sustainable development goals
This is reflected in our research, teaching and the students’ projects. This project relates to the following UN goal(-s):
Good health and well-being (3)
Sustainable cities and communities (11)