Tag Archives: Medical and Wellness Spa

Circulation

26 Feb

Circulation is important to any space to allow the users to move around with ease.  I always design with good circulation in mind as I pretend to walk through the space.  The way that I have visioned circulation in the medical and wellness spa, other than in the floor plans, is by adding a design element through different points down the hallway to move the user through the space.

I chose to show circulation on the 4th floor which is full of yoga studios, the juice bar, and the retail area.

Relating back to my concept, the “3 states of water” I chose to relate the concept to my floor plan by each floor representing a “state” of water, gas, liquid, and a solid.  So in this case, the solid represents the 4th floor which I have shown here.

These are the chairs I will use for the sitting area in the hallway, right now I’m thinking a blue fabric or a striped blue, green, and white fabric.

To expand on this idea I am thinking of a flooring pattern or keeping the geometric element moving up onto the ceiling to keep the flow of the space going.

Armstrong BioBased Tile “Striations” – ‘Java’ will be used for the flooring and different tones of greens and blues will be used for the wall colors.  Vibrant, but still a relaxing feel.

I thought “PARTIS” were supposed to be fun?

9 Feb

Partis, Partis, Partis, I’m still thinking in my head…what is this? If you get the clue from my title I am not to fond of them…

Last week and this week wrapped up our final floor plans…yikes that was quick! We started out with a “parti charette” last monday.  I worked off the idea of my concept and moving from a larger space to a smaller space just like gas to a solid.  I came up with some that I thought worked pretty well, but then wednesday came along…

I talked to my teachers about an awkward corridor leading into my space and if I really needed it there (my building is a 5 story building and I’m using the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors).  With one side of the building being a curtain wall, I needed more room toward the back of the space for certain treatment rooms that cannot have any sunlight.  So therefore, taking out this corridor allows more space and a more reasonable arrival area.

Here are some parti diagrams that I developed through ideation, the sketch on the bottom is the closest to what my design is leaning toward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough sketch of floor plan ideation came next,  I really wanted to play off the curvilinear lines and the free flow of my concept “water,” but as I was thinking harder into it…”functionally” I don’t think its the best idea.

Here is what I came up with for a close-to final floor plan for my medical spa! I still have some minor changes to make…Im going to change up what is on each floor and see how it works!

2nd floor

3rd floor

4th floor

and thats a quick overview of space planning in a few short days! I am still working on these so I am willing and more than happy to take feedback!

Thanks for reading!

Choosing a Senior Project

22 Jan

Choosing a senior project was a hard task for me, as I like all kinds of commercial spaces.  I love hospitality design so at first I was leaning toward a boutique hotel, then got to thinking about a health and wellness center, and then ended up with a Medical Spa, that is a high-end luxury medical spa!  Well actually now it is a Medical and Wellness Spa! :) The allocated space of my design is about 29,000 sq. ft., which will be a 3 story medical and wellness spa with many different types of treatment rooms, spaces for both men and women, yoga studios, a juice bar, and doctors and admin offices.  I have always loved spas and things to do with taking care of one’s body.  Doing precedent studies last semester really inspired me and got me really excited about my future design!

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After spending an entire semester of researching and creating this ginormous book, its time to get this show on the road!