Jack Wates


Rain over White Post Lane


A bathhouse is conceived as a journey through curated ‘weathers’ beside the River Lea. Conceptualised as a separate reality, in which weather is used to construct an alternative perception of time, the bathhouse is a palace of sensation. The body is explored in relation to systems of thermoregulation, with the scheme tying into existing legacy plans for community sports facilities.

Existing in a range of material states, under varying pressures and temperatures, the project hypothesises water as a ‘living’ architectural material. The scheme takes advantage of Combined Cooling Heating & Power (CCHP) technology in the Olympic Energy Centre to create a thermodynamic system. Using water from the notoriously polluted Lea, the bathhouse uses distillation to cleanse the river.

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Specialism: ADS5



BA (Hons), Architecture, University of Brighton, 2008


Architectural assistant, Penoyre & Prasad Architects, London, 2008–9; Visiting critic, Oxford Brooks University and University of Brighton, Oxford and Brighton, 2008–9


La Traviata de Verdi Installation, Un Nuit sans Opera, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2011; London Yields: Urban Agriculture, The Building Centre, London, 2009; The Burt Brill and Cardens Graduate Show, Grand Parade, Brighton, 2008; RIBA President's Medals Exhibition, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 2008