Student: Xinzhao Li
Instructor: Maya Shopova
Studio: Arch 304
Year/Term: Winter 2021
The analysis of Point St. Charles demographic data indicates that this community has a large portion of senior people. The communal spaces around the neighborhood have insufficient facilities and only a few activities are offered to the senior people.
Therefore, the intention behind my bathhouse is to provide more opportunities for people to socialize with others and engage them in various relaxing bathing experiences, which are exclusive in the bathhouse and missing in the rest of the community buildings.
In order to build up a substantial connection between the local residents and the bathhouse, specific designs for the seniors would be prioritized, as well as addressing different experiences for other age groups. A balance could be achieved between providing care for the senior and creating necessary social space for everyone in my bathhouse.