Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spa Treatment Room Charette

Option One: The design keeps with the very geometric shapes that have been established in other areas of the building. Horizontal lines will convey feelings of repose.
Option Two: Inspired by curvilinear, organic shapes. These shapes would be soothing in the spa treatment rooms, but they have not been used in other areas of the design. This would give the rooms a unique experience, however they may create a disconnect from the rest of the building.

Option Three: This design would use tall vertical lines and organic images to relax the spa users. It also played with the idea of only having a 3-form wall to separate the bathroom inside the treatment room from the rest of the treatment room.

Please, vote on the best idea or combination of any options. I would love some feedback.

Have a good week everyone and avoid getting strep throat like I did!

Fitness Arrival Best

The fitness arrival needed to embody emotions of energy and excitement. The diagonal lines of the sloped reception and matching overhead soffit will help bring energy to the arrival. The saturated blue and green wallcoverings will also bring life to the space. The lighting will be pushed the side so the logo will be easily visible.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Arrival and Circulation Ideation


On Monday we did a charette for the reception areas of our projects. These are quick activities where we generate three different ideas for the same space. For my arrivals, the first idea is for the fitness arrival and the second two are for the spa arrival.

The first idea is the idea that was voted the best of the three to be further developed. I will also take this design and abstract it slightly for the spa arrival. That will make the spaces connect to each other even though they are different. My goal is to make the two arrivals in my building have two different feeling atmospheres but look like they belong in the same building.

These are some of the materials I am playing around with for the main arrival, reception, lobby, and circulation in the spa areas. I am waiting for many of my samples orders to come in for countertop and flooring materials, but I would still love to hear ways to improve upon these ideas.


The circulation charette that we did on Wednesday resulted in these three ideas for the main corridors on the first floor. The corridor used for Idea 1 & 2 is seen in blue, and the corridor used for idea 3 is seen in orange.

The best idea was number two. This will be elaborated on further with addition of artwork and other elements.

The three plan views that follow show where a ceiling detail happens in a dotted line, usually a dropped down soffit.