infrastructural leisure equipment
Very cool installation in Stuttgart
by Berlin-based architecture studio SMAQ. these photos were taken during the
last week of July.
Since June 24th, 2006 “BAD (bath) – infrastructural leisure equipment” is open
to the public to take a bath in the Solitude palace gardens in Stuttgart, Germany.
Just bring your towel and enjoy.
BATH - infrastructural leisure
BAD (bath) is an architectural folly, a usable sculpture. It is based on a
1,000-meter long garden hose, which, connected to a hydrant, can carry enough
water to fill a bathtub. Arranged in countless loops, the elastic hose forms
the surface of a screen that catches the sun, thus heating the water in the
BAD (bath) explores ways of inhabiting and interpreting the urbanized
landscape, based on infrastructural realities and leisure conventions. In the
process it exploits an every-day practice and extrapolates the material
characteristics of the required infrastructure into ornamental architecture.
Opening: June 24,
Exhibition: June 24 - September 24, 2006
Hosted by Akademie Schloss Solitude
in collabration with the Architecture Gallery Am Weissenhof
Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart,
tel. +49-711-99 619-0
Tuesdays to Thursday, 10:00-16:00
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00-17:30
Supported by: Höss Design, Thermopal, Rehau, Otto Roth, Adolf-Würth, Irnberger,
Reiff Technische Produkte, Karasto Amaturenfabrik, Florian Förster, Steffen