Custom Floatation Tank

About: Ingrid A Schmidt and Hannah Dewhirst, founders of SUBSTUDIO, are architects, artists, and educators.

Following are images from the design and construction of a custom Float Tank, or Sensory Deprivation Tank, used as an experimental tool for the architect and creator.

Step 1: Wire-Cut EPS Foam

Step 2: Wood Supports

Step 3: Plumbing Detail

Step 4: Joining Halves of Tank

Step 5: Full Exterior Plumbing

Step 6: Adding 1000 Pounds of Epsom Salt

Step 7: Float

Step 8: Experimentation



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    3 Discussions


    Question 3 months ago on Step 5

    Any details on plumbing? Pump model? Filters? What are your heating solution?


    Question 9 months ago on Step 2

    Great build... Thanks for sharing.
    I'm wondering what you used to coat/seal the join in the foam so it doesn't leak?
    The dark coloured stuff... is that a liner? Or some kind of painted product?
    I don;t suppose you would share the DXF for the foam?
    Many Thanks