The Trenton Bath House Restoration: Challenges in Sustainability

Authors

  • Michael Mills
  • Anne Weber

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/58.A.1TS55IKT

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The Trenton Bath House complex holds an important place in Louis I. Kahn’s oeuvre. As he stated: “The world discovered me after I designed the Richards Laboratories building, but I discovered myself after designing that little concrete bath house in Trenton”1. Given its significance, a thoughtful restoration that allowed the buildings to remain in active use was imperative. Because the complex embodies in miniature many of the theoretical and practical considerations that accompany the work of Kahn and other modern-era architects, the process, outcome, and projected future of the restoration effort are instructive.

How to Cite

Mills, M., & Weber, A. (2018). The Trenton Bath House Restoration: Challenges in Sustainability . Docomomo Journal, (58), 12–19. https://doi.org/10.52200/58.A.1TS55IKT

Published

2018-06-01

Author Biographies

Michael Mills

(b. USA, 1951). FAIA. He is a Partner with Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC in Princeton, NJ. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University and his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.

Anne Weber

(b. USA, 1957) FAIA, FAPT. She is a Partner with Mills + Schnoering Architects, LLC in Princeton, NJ. She holds a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University, and an M. Arch. and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.