Can interior design promote slowness, bring the passage of time into focus and allow the inhabitants to find their balanced tempo? A bathhouse placed in the 14th St Union Square Subway Station explores the creation of a membrane between the fast pace of life and slow architecture.
Slow architecture is healthy architecture. Slow means having a slow frame of mind, often involve a slower body movement or being still. A low level of Slow would be leisurely doing something or getting somewhere. A high level of Slow would be mind-wandering or meditation. The opposite of slowing down is speeding up which is being in haste. A non-linear experience that requires the inhabitants’ manual interaction promotes slowing down, brings the passage of time into focus and allow the inhabitants to find their balanced tempo—whether to slow down or speed up.