A4 estudio: entrecielos hamam and spa
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A4 estudio: entrecielos hamam and spa


‘entrecielos hamam and spa’ by A4 estudio, mendoza, argentina
all 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 estudio
approach

 

 

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 estudio
rear wall marked by rhythmically place vertical windows

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
entrance

 

 

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

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
corridor

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
rear corridor with vertical strip windows

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
spa area

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
washbasin

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
steam room

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
massage room

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
restrooms

 

 

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

 

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
floor plan / level 0

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
section

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
section

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
elevation

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
elevation

 

 

entrecielos hamam and spa by A4 estudio
elevation

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: calle guardia vieja, luján de cuyo, mendoza.
project date: 2009-2011
architects: A4 estudio / leonardo codina and juan manuel filice
colaboradores 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 m2
area hotel: 2,180 m2
structural calculations: spa-hamam / ing. juan camps . hotel / ing. roberto guerrero
construction company: sanco SA
landscape architecture: huemul SA

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