Roca London Gallery Reinvent Bathing Culture for LDF
To coincide with the opening of the 2016 London Design Festival, Roca London Gallery is showcasing recent bathhouse projects by some of the world’s leading contemporary architects and designers.
Soak, Steam, Dream explores a renewed interest in the connection between the physical, medative and social aspects of bathing. New architectural projects and archival material will be installed in an immersive exhibition designed to look at architecture’s capacity to materialise the rediscovery of ancient water cultures and alternative bathing rituals, reimagining the culture of the bathhouse and factoring in smart water use for the twenty-first century.
The internationally renowned design consultant and curator Jane Withers curates the exhibition. Jane has curated numerous exhibitions and events worldwide that explore the role of design in the transformation of the future of water. She is co-founder of Wonderwater, an initiative that aims to raise awareness of the world’s water problems.
Featured projects in this fascinating exhibition will include: Germán del Sol (Termas Geométricas), Kengo Kuma & Associates (Kogohi Bathhouse), Terunobu Fujimori (Lamune Onsen), Skene Catling de la Peña (The Dairy House) and Something & Son Architects (Barking Bathhouse), alongside archival material including research from American critic and bathing aficionado Leonard Koren.
The exhibition runs from 16th September – 28th January 2017 at the Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY. Admission is free and the opening times are: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. Late night openings are on the last Tuesday of every month when the gallery will be open until 8pm.