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The Proper Blend of Beauty and Ethics
By ALICE RAWSTHORN
Published: July 22, 2012
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LONDON — What do we want from design? Many thousands of words have been written on the subject, but to boil it down to bare essentials, every design project should fulfill its function, while also being responsible, ethically and environmentally, and desirable.
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Sounds simple. Yet very few projects combine all three qualities. Whether because of budgetary pressures, production problems, lack of imagination or old-fashioned incompetence, one of the three is often sacrificed, usually desirability or responsibility.

Nonetheless, some projects do manage to be both responsible and desirable. Here are some recent examples, together with a couple of others that exhibit one of those qualities, but arguably not the other. Needless to say, they all fulfill their functions, otherwise they wouldn’t be worth considering at all.

1. Responsible and desirable?

The spa. When the Barking Bathhouse opens Friday, the residents of Barking, an economically depressed suburb of East London, will be treated to a new community spa, developed by the eco-social design group Something & Son. Built on the site of a derelict pub, it consists of 10 darkened, prefabricated timber pods, reminiscent of farm buildings in nearby Essex and beach huts in Kent. Open until the autumn, the bathhouse, which is financed by the Create arts program, will contain massage and treatment rooms, a hot sauna, an ice room, a bar and a shingle beach.

Conceived as a contemporary take on 19th-century public baths, the Barking Bathhouse is definitely desirable, and also responsible, particularly with regard to its efforts to engage with the local community. Treatments will be provided by local masseurs, manicurists and other specialists,

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