AD Round Up: Leisure Architecture Part III

© Cesar Rubio

Enjoy a sports center, cut your hair or relax at a spa. Part III of our leisure architecture selection has some amazing projects. Enjoy them all after the break.

Mizu Spa / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Mizu is water, which Mizu Spa embodies. The atmosphere is a tranquil stream. At the center is a river of rock, around which the communal therapy barge floats in space. The walls are draped in shimmering mesh creating light and fluid edges. The horizontal surfaces of floor and ceiling are black. Everything else is pure and white (read more…)

© Manuel Villa

Habitable Polyhedron / Manuel Villa
The project, meant for a family house back yard in the suburbs, aimed at designing a small park or opened area where the young parents and their newborn child would enjoy a independent space from day to day house activities, a space for reading, playing, etc. Having in mind this objective, and considering the usages of the space in the long term, it was proposed the project incorporated a small building (read more…)

© Stephan Lucas

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes
This building is not lacking in self-confdence. As proof, you only have to take the second left along the Avenue de Longchamps from the Les Côteaux tramway Station in Saint-Cloud. No sooner have you left behind a quiet row of smart private houses in the traditional millstone grit Parisian style with front steps and plane trees than you come face to face with an odd-looking building (read more…)

© Nacasa & Partners

Kanebo Sensai / Curiosity
The Sensai experience is a journey through sequences of sensorial encounters. The japanese esthetic is a subtle balance of simplicity created from complexity. The design is based on koishimaru silk, the core value of Sensai brand.the space is lined with floating layers of silk. The soft glow of light gently remove layer by layer, the outside world to transform mind and body (read more…)

© Toshiyuki Yano / Nacasa & Partners

Lodge / Suppose Design Office
When I design, I think about space without any stereotypes. To delete the all common sense in my mind is a key for me to bring up new or beyond ideas of spaces. The hair salon, Lodge, was designed through the process to remove the general ideas. The hair salon offers two spaces, one is close and the other is open, to meet demands both of customers and workers (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: Leisure Architecture Part III" 13 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=56298>
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