2012 grads

6

Happy Hour Shower @ The Picker Shack

Design build project in Naramata, BC.

460 sq. ft. outdoor shower/ bath house. 

Situated on a bluff within a orchard this space is intended to serve as both a communal gathering point for the owner and guests as well as a serviceable bath house for seasonal pickers who camp on-site during harvest months.  Constructed from red cedar, the project in intended to mark the passage of time and gain patina with the passage of time and use.

“The privileges of conversation around a dining table and soaking in baths are ancient and timeless. Meeting new people, sharing ideas, telling stories, preparing and eating food together, while appreciating where the food came all contributed to our desire to re-imagine the act of waiting for a shower as an opportunity for social engagement and interaction.”

Charred cedar walls provide a measure of privacy and uses depth to hide functionality. Spatially dividing wet and dry conditions allows for simultaneous intimate and communal experiences.