Twenty-six concrete bathtubs require meticulous formwork, inspired fabrication systems, and more than a few cups of coffee. fineconcrete was commissioned to fabricate custom concrete bathtubs for the Terraces, modern apartments and lofts on the downtown mall. Working with the owner, the studio determined the overall design and fabrication system with a strategy for installing a new vessel in a built-in environment. Our shop created a fiberglass form into which we poured orange-red rubber for a mold that is not only a pretty cool design object in itself, but also is capable of sustaining repetitive castings. The first tubs are cast a deep stone black and feel amazing, like soaking in a smooth, carved-out river stone. More to follow…