Saco Lake, Carroll, New Hampshire

* Saco Lake Bathhouse

Spring 2019

A bath house located deep in the rocky White Mountains of New Hampshire, the main intention of the design is was to embed the space into the natural granite just below the surface.

To do so, the structure carves a space into the mountain while allowing rock to protrude into the interior blurring the lines between human intervention and the natural environment, drawing inspiration from nearby granite quarries.

However, with this typology, arose the challenge of redirecting natural light into the space, a key element of the bath house experience. To achieve this, three cantilevers extend out to the landscape, framing scenic views of the lake, drawing in light, and providing a contrast to the cavernous interior.