Zürich based Smolenicky & Partner's design for a thermal bath house in Switzerland references traditional architectural elements on a monumental scale.

Flowing forms and bold geometry might be mostly defining architecture of late. Zürich based Smolenicky & Partner’s design for a thermal bath house in Switzerland references traditional architectural elements on a monumental scale. Neo-Classical style details like the oval windows have been super-scaled to become features on the exterior.

Inside, soaring white columns create an interesting visual rhythm and sense of perspective. Each column has a subtle curve, softening the structural elements. Almost every surface inside and out are covered in wood batons painted white. Another nod to tradition but in this case the finishes seem quite modern.

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