A4 estudio: entrecielos hamam and spa A4 estudio: entrecielos hamam and spa
jan 21, 2013

A4 estudio: entrecielos hamam and spa

‘entrecielos hamam and spa’ by A4 estudio, mendoza, argentinaall images courtesy of A4 estudio

 

 

located in the outskirts of mendoza amongst a peaceful setting of poplars, fruit trees, vineyards and unabated views of the andes, the ‘entrecielos  hamam and spa‘ extends this tranquility to its visitors as they arrive for a physical and spiritual purification. argentinean practice A4 estudio designed the experience to begin with a departure from the automobile, as the guest must walk by foot along a path flanked by fields of grapes to begin, perhaps unknowingly, the first degree of separation from the cluttered chaotic world.

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudioapproach

 

 

simple powerful geometries define the reinforced concrete envelope of the structure imprinted with the horizontal individual planks that made up the form work. a ring of circulation in dark contemplative spaces services all the program grouped into the center of the complex, illuminated by thin voids in the walls and ceiling subtly highlighting certain features as a ‘point of intensity.’ the interior is almost devoid of ornamentation, allowing the purity of the natural materials and the basic geometric shapes to inform the character of the rooms.

 entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiorear wall marked by rhythmically place vertical windows

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudioentrance

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiocircular apertures in the wall provide diffuse lighting

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiocorridor

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiorear corridor with vertical strip windows

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiospa area

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiowashbasin

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiosteam room

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiomassage room

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiorestrooms

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudioexterior light up at night with various colors

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiofloor plan / level 0

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiosection

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudiosection

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudioelevation

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudioelevation

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudioelevation

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: calle guardia vieja, luján de cuyo, mendoza.project date: 2009-2011architects: A4 estudio / leonardo codina and juan manuel filicecolaboradores design team: paola meretta, eleonora corti, eugenia garcía, josé fornés, mariana poppi, gabriela módolo, carlos zanonni, luis calvet, mario gonzález, laura benegas.construction direction: A4 estudio. construction team: paola meretta, jorge simoni, josé visiglio.area spa-hamam: 597 m2area hotel: 2,180 m2structural calculations: spa-hamam / ing. juan camps . hotel / ing. roberto guerreroconstruction company: sanco SAlandscape architecture: huemul SA

  • Nice nice nice! If I may play the devil’s advocate, it seems that Zumthor inspired them, and that is not bad at all!

    cargo says:
  • impressive restraint, elegant, grounded, meditation of the elements.

    mArkW says:
  • Peaceful , but seems to me its a bit less of tranquil and a bit more of drab. Just a hint of accent here and there would draw interest. Good job on the whole.

    Sumanth says:
  • Oh my goodness…go easy on the bokeh effects!! I can’t see the architecture because everything looks like a Barbara Walters Christmas Special!

    Thomas Wall says:
  • Pretty cool! Add one section with transparent concrete and it will become one of the top spas in the world.

    LincolnHo says:
  • Cool! Love those natural lighting… and also it looks so natural with the concrete walls.. Love it!

    Adrian Aryaputra says:

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