Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

White Linen Bathing Pavilion

​“A Shroud for Bathing” was honored by Architecture magazine in a 2000 as a Progressive Architecture Award recipient. The program consists of a pool for relaxing and sunbathing along with a private outdoor room for reflection and meditation. The 400 square foot bathing pavilion is constructed of simply stacked planks. An interior stair leads to a rooftop sunbathing deck and a latex membrane “roof” that covers the pool below. As this membrane fills with rainwater, it expands and water slowly weeps into the pool giving the sheltered enclave a cave-like feeling. The P/A Awards seek to find architectural projects that “push the limits of invention and originality.” The work was designed for construction at a New Orleans residence, but was never built.

Location: New Orleans, LA
Size: 400 square feet
Year of Completion: 2000
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