August 5, 2021

10 Restful Health & Wellness Projects

From spas to lounges to fitness studios, these health and wellness spaces call for pause. 

1. Bright Architecture Creates Holistic Wellness Experience at Mind Body Project In NYC

Yoga mats embedded into the oak-plank floor by Madera can be removed for cleaning, while the arched niches store custom meditation cushions by Stitchroom. Photography by Claire Esparros.

2. Atelier Right Hub Draws on Ancient Rituals for a Modern Spa in Hangzhou, China

The spa is outfitted with custom furnishings, such as the sunken lounge sofa by Atelier Right Hub framed by an arched window. Photography by Studio FF (Tian Fangfang), Studio RH. 

3. JCPCDR Architecture Elevates the Dental Exam Experience with Paris Dental Studios

Aiming to elevate the oral examination experience through a design-forward, wellness-centered space, a close collaboration between youthful dentists and designers has resulted in a très chic urban locale. Photography by David Foessel.

4. Asaggio Conceives Boutique Wellness Hotel and Spa in Italy

At Forestis, a boutique wellness hotel and spa by Asaggio, a penthouse suite has its own private plunge pool. Photography by Patricia Parinejad.

5. Architect Vo Trong Nghia Shares Insight into his Environmentally-Friendly Bamboo Structures

Vo Trong Nghia was inspired by a nearby river when designing the undulating forms of the Huong An Vien Visiting House—a place for quiet meditation in a Hue cemetery. Photography by Hiroyuki Oki.

6. Gallery House, Bansberia, India by Abin Design Studio

The two-story facility by Abin Design Studio is a contemporary take on the terra-cotta facades of traditional Bengali temples. Photography by Edmund Sumner.

7. Brewin Design Office Transforms a Singapore Shophouse into The Yoga Conservation House

The second-floor yoga studio features rattan screens framed in timber, which serve as partitions to enclose the studio for privacy while inviting in natural light. Photography courtesy of Brewin Design Office.

8. Modern Ryokan Kishi-ke Provides Traditional Japanese Hospitality with a Modern Take

Kishike Co. Ltd CEO Nobuyuki Kishi embedded ancient principles of Japanese hospitality into a two-building retreat. Guests pass through a Zen garden en route from the reception building to the guest house. Photography by Hitomi Kishi. 

9. Waldkliniken Eisenberg in Germany by Matteo Thun & Partners

Surrounded by forest, Germany’s largest orthopedic center, designed by Matteo Thun & Partners, features local larch and oak for its facade and interiors, part of a “hospitecture” philosophy in which the aesthetics and comforts typical of hospitality projects are combined with the rigorous clinical requirements of a healthcare facility. Photography by Gionata Xerra.

10. Sensasia Stories Spa by Roar

To take guests on a journey of total body wellness via Asian sensibilities, Roar chose a restrained yet warm palette of granite, rose gold–finished stainless steel, and wooden tones. Photography by The Oculis Project.

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