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Located above the Sannomiya Train Platforms in Kobe Japan, Surface Tension explores the potentials of a connecting, perforated surface that co-ordinates diverse activities above and below. The program of a Bathhouse precinct facilitates interactions between diverse user groups and daily temporality in order to advance Kobe’s “livable city” ambition, characterized by an engaging and stimulating environment.

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Estelle Peter
Surface Tension
2016

As the only mix-gendered bath in the complex, the Open Air Bath provides a serene environment in which to experience the folding surfaces of the project and the wider Kobe context.

Estelle Peter

The pathway to the gender segregated Sea Bath provides moon viewing and pause moments.

Estelle Peter

Sea Bath Material Detail

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Mountain Bath Material Detail

Estelle Peter

Soundscape of the wet areas over the course of a day.

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