Remember the beautiful serene Parisian SPA in wabi sabi style I wrote about on the blog before? Today I love to show you Willow Urban Retreat in Armadale, Australia. Meme Design realized an almost holistic experience by using advanced air purification systems and low toxicity building materials to encourage restoration, support and advocate human wellness. The retreat consists of a wholefood cafe, a movement and meditation studio, a day spa and a detox facility. Willow urban retreat is a beautiful space and ofcourse I was interested to learn more about the design.
Meme Design: ‘Working within two narrow heritage buildings, the two titles are opened up with the insertion of a central courtyard, an oversized arch to the shop front and long skylights along the perimeter of the building, maximising space, volume and natural light. Further arches slice through the dividing wall to connect the café and spa, encouraging circulation within the multipurpose space. Arches seem fitting within the Victorian vernacular and inform a spatial language of soft, seamless curves at intersections and meeting points between wall, floor and ceiling.”
“The palette of materials includes natural stone and jade green onyx, a continuous hand applied cement render and a hand poured, pigmented cement bar. Finishes are understated, minimal and robust to withstand high usage and the interchangeable programs at the retreat.”
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