ALSINS

MINISTRY OF PLEASURE 

The most grandiose bath-house ever! An endless twisting maze of sexual play and fantasies!

Publicized as the space for ultimate liberation, all this indulgence is constantly monitored and controlled - this is the Ministry of Pleasure, an interpretation of the Roman 'bread and games', a veil on the public’s eyes.

The project stems from research of two extreme emerging social groups: Nashi, a right-wing youth political organization in Russia, and Club Antichrist, a group of fetishists and swingers in London.

A critical analysis of the sexual aspect of these groups reveals larger social issues in contemporary society that architecture has to deal with; the groups’ spatial practices are the foundation of the project's architectural form.

The project was developed within the framework of AA Diploma Unit 5, led by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén García Grinda with Tyen Masten, in the academic year 2010/11.