Water brings tranquility and a sense of calm to any space but the outdoor bath, that’s a whole different story.  Bathing is such an intimate experience.  It’s about cleansing and relaxing but even the idea of a ‘tub’ suggests something small and confined and comforting.  You escape from the frenetic high rise energy of life and submerse yourself into the warm depths of the steaming bath.

The bath is a profoundly humble experience and something I’ve always wanted to be able to incorporate into an outdoor space.  It would be small and modest and sit quietly somewhere in a nook or a corner.  Maybe under an old tree; and it would just wait, to embrace us and comfort us from time to time.

Text by Sally Parker

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