The bathing season started!

June 24th, 2006 bathing season started. BAD (bath) is now open to the public to take a bath in the Solitude palace gardens in Stuttgart, Germany. Just bring your towel and enjoy.

BAD (bath) is an architectural folly, a usable sculpture. It is based on a 1,000-meter long garden hose, which, connected to a hydrant, can carry enough water to fill a bathtub. Arranged in countless loops, the elastic hose forms the surface of a screen that catches the sun, thus heating the water in the hose.

BAD (bath) explores ways of inhabiting and interpreting the urbanized landscape, based on infrastructural realities and leisure conventions. In the process it exploits an every-day practice and extrapolates the material characteristics of the required infrastructure into ornamental architecture.


Opening: June 24, 2006, 19:00
Exhibition: June 24 – September 24, 2006
Hosted by Akademie Schloss Solitude
in collabration with the Architecture Gallery Am Weissenhof
Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart, Germany

Bathing Hours:
Tuesdays to Thursday, 10:00-16:00
Fridays, 10:00-17:00
Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00-17:30

Supported by: Höss Design, Thermopal, Rehau, Otto Roth, Adolf-Würth, Irnberger, Reiff Technische Produkte, Karasto Amaturenfabrik, Florian Förster, Steffen Stich

BAD (Bath)


For more information please visit:
Fabrizio Gallanti in Domus
Akademie Schloss Solitude