PARAVANT ARCHITECTS designed the Alchemie Eco Spa in Santa Monica, CA, USA.
Description from the architects:
The layering of space from public to private was the design motif for the Alchemie Spa project. This was accomplished both organizationally and visually in the programmatic function of the spaces and in their accompanying textures and colors. Natural and inviting colors and textures were chosen to enhance the sensorial experience for the spa client.
The recessed volumes at the windows and doors, rich wood siding and window boxes with plantings extend the space of the lobby out to the street, making a welcome and inviting entry. The warm wood tones extend into the lobby, drawing the eye into the space, where bright white countertops and textured white wall surfaces create visual interest. The light, airy quality of the lobby space reinforces its public nature and creates a dynamic presence from the street.
Partition walls, screens and changes in ceiling and floor height divide the lobby space into more private zones of the spa, while still maintaining a sense of openness. Low lighting levels and smaller spaces emphasize the semi-private nature of the circulation hallway and bathrooms, creating more shadows and a more intimate feel as you travel to the treatment rooms. The most private spaces of the spa are the treatment rooms. Dramatic lighting on the accent walls along with the warm tones and textures of the materials help create a soothing environment that relaxes the client and contributes to their overall enjoyment of the spa experience.
|Interior Design||PARAVANT ARCHITECTS|
|Location||Santa Monica, CA, USA|