Community Project, Bondi
The concept evolved from an understanding of the ancient origins of the Mikvah, or bath, which was traditionally carved out of stone in the earth. There are strict guidelines as to the size and shape of the bath itself, but otherwise the brief was simply to create a beautiful, uplifting, spiritual space where women would feel safe, calm and rejuvenated.
The conceptual base of a Mikvah should embody ideas of spirituality, earthiness and connection to nature. The experience should be that of arriving at a spiritual oasis.
The terracotta bowl represents the earth, cleansing, feeding and the offering of life. The softness of spaces and colours seeks to create a blurring of edges and melding of spaces. The interior aspires to quiet inspiration and introspective self-renewal. The building sits as a bold understatement in its context.
Location BondiYear In Progress