The futuristic One Taste Holistic Health Club, Hangzhou, China
Shangai-based architectural practice Crox International have completed the One Taste Holistic Health Club project. The contemporary spa can be found in Hangzhou, China.
According to the architects: “One Taste Holistic Health Club, located in this piece of heaven on earth between Hangzhou city’s Chenghuang Temple and the West Lake, is China’s first club that focuses on the healing of the mind. Caring for the societies well-being, One Taste wishes for the development of our spiritual enlightenment, where they have pioneered an open forum for reunification, as we journey back to our own hearts. This is where avant-garde architect Tsung-Jen Lin, has incorporated western holism with eastern serenity to create a plane of Zen for spiritual awakening.
“Here lies a scene to escape to, a scene of the West Lake overlooked by the Chenghuang Temple, up on the mountains, where silent hazes and whispering mists rendezvous, a place to calmly attune your rhythm to the hymn of nature. Amidst this ethereal intertwining of wind and water, Lin has composed an air of fluidity within the luxury Chinese spa, focusing on the form of the lake water by using ripples as the main design concept.
“We often experience natures beauty from afar – gnerally from our comfort zones. A subtle separation can create the safety we need, and from a place of peace, we can then enjoy and ponder the wonders and beauties of nature.”
“His concept is portrayed through snaking lauan timber, flowing across One Taste that has shrewdly defined the sense of the public and the private. It gives the space a multi-leveled layering effect, achieving the feel of wind gliding over water. Rhythmic lines, slowly inverting ones perspectives and then projecting from within, a sense of freedom. The flow of the timber creates multifunctional areas between the curls and waves that curves off naturally to reveal new vistas.”
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