Interior Design: Pascal Arquitectos, Carlos Pascal and Gerard Pascal
Construction: Rafael Salame
Furniture: Pascal Arquitectos
Address: Lomas de Tecamachalco, Cuidad de México, México
Photo credits: Víctor Benítez
The Mikve is the ritual bath of purification in the Jewish religion,
fed by rainwater that must be collected, stored and communicated to the vessel that is called a Mikve. All this must be made under a very strict set of rules related to the degree of purity of water. These rules also include the use of materials, architectural measures and water treatment.
It also epitomizes the respect to “mother nature” through its discourse of renovation . This specific architecture may have been originally and perhaps unintentionally one of the oldest and first ways of the integration of sustainability, by collecting using and re-using rainwater
The Mikveh is mostly used by women once a month, and for the brides to be, for conversions and certain holidays.
The Mikveh is known to represent the womb, so when a person enters the pool, it's like to return to it, and when it emerges, as if reborn. In this way, you get a totally new and purified condition.