haspali spa by three ball cascade contains cantilevered treatment rooms haspali spa by three ball cascade contains cantilevered treatment rooms
jul 06, 2015

haspali spa by three ball cascade contains cantilevered treatment rooms

haspali spa by three ball cascade contains cantilevered treatment rooms
photography by sayaka hoshi / syunichiro sano
all images courtesy of three ball cascade architects

 

 

 

named ‘haspali’, this spa in the japanese city of okayama contains four individual rooms contained within a small 90 square meter floor plan. designed by three ball cascade architects in collaboration with structural engineer yasuhiro kaneda, each of the four volumes appear to float, with their 30mm walls suspended from the ceiling above. the flooring for each treatment room is subsequently cantilevered on wooden beams.

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guests are met with a welcoming reception area that features rows of display shelving

 

 

 

upon entering the spa, guests are met with a welcoming reception area that features rows of display shelving. a separate waiting area includes two comfortable chairs placed in a independent volume that can be partitioned using glass screens. integrated lighting fixtures have been programmed to create a gentle gradation of color, expressing subtle changes in atmosphere throughout the day.

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a separate waiting area includes two comfortable chairs placed in a independent volume

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
a great deal of attention was paid to the placement of light fixtures

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
the waiting area can be partitioned using sliding glass doors

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
each of the four volumes appear to float, with their 30mm walls suspended from above

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
integrated lighting fixtures have been programmed to create a gentle gradation of color

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
the lights express subtle changes in atmosphere throughout the day

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
treatment rooms are found at the rear of the design

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
inside one of the four private volumes

three ball cascade architects haspali spa okayama japan designboom
the amount of light entering the space can be regulated

 

 

project info:

 

location: okayama, japan
completed: may, 2015
collaborators: yasuhirokaneda structure
area: 90 sqm
photography: sayaka hoshi / syunichiro sano
main manufactures: structural plywood (30mm), tempered glass, wooden louver, brass plate
main suppliers: original

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