Elements of Designing for Wellness

Wellness can mean different things to different people, from peak physical fitness to clarity of mind to pampered states. And each of these, in turn, can be fostered — or hindered — by spatial or experiential design of the facilities built to support them. We take a look at a handful of projects where design enhances the experience, from yoga studios and a hip fitness center to tranquil spas, and products to consider for your own wellness projects. Aigai Spa by Figueroa Arq. Aigai Spa Upon approach to this São Paulo spa, guests will first notice the lush green living walls wrapping the corner of a building clad in concrete and ceramic tile. Within the spa’s walls, one still finds connection to the outdoors first through an open-air patio with a reflecting pool. This area’s striking feature is perhaps the intricate geometric light patterns projected onto walls and floors as sunlight filters through a perforated canopy. Farther in, a series of relaxation areas with reflecting pools and gardens continues to emphasize nature and the elements. Aigai Spa Hotel Café Royal ...
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