#177 Full Saturation


B19_#177 // Wet Rooms // Sabrina Syed

The 4x4x4 is designed to be the most humid room in the dwelling. Through its humidification it breathes, seeps, precipitates and holds wetness. Adapted from a habit the author found in many bathrooms – of placing wrinkled clothes near the shower to steam them – the space holds on to humidity rather than dissipates it. Here, a moat drains the timber tub of its hot water, which is cooled, filtered and used to water the tropical vegetation that sprouts a level below. A clothes rack is suspended to allow clothing to gently de-crease in the clouds of humid air, created by the constant state of saturated wetness.

Sabrina Syed is an M.Arch Graduate from Edinburgh University (ESALA)