bath house, social interaction, Manhattan, community
"There is a need, and an opportunity now to rethink and reintroduce the public bathhouse in the contemporary urban city, and bathhouse is a ripe typology for invention and interpretation when considered against the trend of exclusive spas. I contend that a new conception of urban public bathhouse can initiate new social dynamics, new social opportunities, and new public behavior."
Snare, Audrey, "Just Add Water: Rethinking the Urban Bath House for Contemporary Society" (2012). Architecture Senior Theses. 65.