Organismi – From Emile Galle s Art Nouveau to Bioarchitecture

Gam Torino Exhibition, Novembre 2016 The idea behind the show, to connect these two periods, underlying the analogies and the differences, no matter how hazardous and tempting it may look at first, it is based on the necessity of providing an historic perspective on the current acknowledgement of a ecological and ambiental crisis, with the intention of ...

Bagni Nuovi, Bormio – wellbeing and natural beauty to the most

In some ways, ancient thermae resembled modern-day spas. The Romans raised bathing to a high art as they socialized in these communal baths. Courtship was conducted, as well as sealing business deals, as they built lavish baths on natural hot springs. Such was the importance of baths to Romans that a catalogue of buildings in ...

Bagni Vechi – spa design – learning from the Romans

Did you know that "thermae" usually refers to the large imperial bath complexes, while "balneae" were smaller-scale facilities, public or private, that existed in great numbers throughout ancient Rome? Balneae might be privately owned, but they were public in the sense that they were open to the population for a fee. Thermae, were owned by ...