Item description for Spa & Health Club Design by Encarna Castillo...
In a time and place where the modern lifestyle often takes its toll on both body and mind, it is no wonder that the concern for personal health has become increasingly palpable in all sectors of society today. Gyms, spas and wellness centers are no longer merely places to exercise but carefully created environments where aesthetics and design are extremely important. Spa & Health Club Design gathers an impressive collection of contemporary health club establishments that testify to this new trend. This book features a wide variety of installations that incorporate the latest equipment, treatments and therapies devoted to the improvement of health, designed by a host of international contemporary architects and designers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Publisher Te Neues Publishing Company
ISBN 3832790748 ISBN13 9783832790745
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More About Encarna Castillo
Encarna Castillo has contributed to several books on interior design including ""MXM: Maximalist Interiors"."
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Beautifully Photographed Idea Book Jan 19, 2006
With the increasing understanding of the importance of exercise, has also come the understanding that the old fashioned gym like Rocky might have used, upstairs over the pool hall, has given way to places designed to attract the upper scale clientelle of today.
Ms. Castillo has carefully collected a set of photographs of newly built spa and health clubs from around the world. Literally from all over the world: Australia, Vienna, Canada, China, all over Europe. These spa's represent what the best architects are doing in this area. The book is an idea book for people interested in the area. This would include no only architects, but people like hotel management, spa operators, or even the home owner looking to put in his own unit.
For me two points really stand out in these designs:
1. The integration of the new, almost exoctic spa into a standard hotel design, or perhaps fit into an existing building of any age or architecture.
2. The large use of water. This can be swiming pools, fountains, hot tubs or whatever. It seems that water is an integral part of the new spa.
Beautiful photographs carefully selected to illustrate what can be done.