Project details

This project emerged from the remodeling of a one-hundred-year-old home’s attic space into a master bedroom suite. The challenge in designing the sensuous space we sought for bathing was that the existing space beneath the roof was confining and dim and could not itself be modified.

Hence, the design responds to the steam room (or hammam) as a space of repose and rest, whereby direct light is not crucial, and even undesirable. Hence, the cubic volume of the hammam is placed in the center of the top floor and pierced with variously-sized openings filled with warm, orange-tinted glass that transforms whatever daylight is available (or candlelight) to reinforce the peacefulness sought in a hammam.


Ottawa, Ontario