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Graduation Show - Public Private

Bathing in the Cloud

3D viewing room
Research images and speculative proposal video
©RonaldSmits
This project is part of Graduation Show - Public Private

What if we could build a spa on top of a data-center that runs of the heat produced by the Cloud?

‘The cloud’ is not just a magical place in the sky. It’s much more down to earth. In fact, it’s a warehouse full of rows and rows of computers all providing you with data and generating massive amounts of heat in the process. Lucas de Ruiter sought to demystify the invisible world of the data center through four photographic techniques, each revealing different information about its inner workings.

Understanding the thermal properties of the building led to a speculative concept: what if that energy could be sustainably reused to heat a spa? With aesthetics inspired by the data-center itself, this bathhouse invites visitors to experience the physicality of the cloud by submerging themselves in its steamy heat.