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Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld (BR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 16.02.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Located in Porto Feliz, Brazil, Isay Weinfeld’s Fazenda Boa Vista Spa is a low-rise construction whose build-out follows the land contours and the boundaries of adjacent woodland.

 

 

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

“Internally, it unfolds in a succession of spaces with different sizes, lighting intensities and textures – everything always white.” say the architects. “White, by the way, is the underlying element in the project for all it inspires: peace, quiet, relaxation, purity. Colors are used very sparingly in the Spa: bright yellow is at the main entry metal door, deep blue is at the glass mosaic tiles in the swimming pools, and then there are various shades of green in the gardens and woods surrounding the building.”

 

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

“Walls defining each room extend lengthwise from end to end of the building, and jut out from the roof as vertical blades – each at a different height – giving a clue about the internal layout, but not at all of what really goes on inside, as the building is completely blind to whoever approaches it, only opening onto small enclosed patios or the adjacent woodland.”

 

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

“On the ground level, Massage Rooms are placed to one side of the reception, whereas Gym and Hair Salon are set to the other. Wet treatment rooms are located one level below, which, despite semi-buried, still allows for plentiful natural light flooding in from skylights, or from glazed doors that open to the slope that rolls towards the woods.”

 

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa by Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa by Isay Weinfeld

“An extension to add a few more Massage Rooms is expected in the coming years. Considered in the design of the Spa from the beginning, it will present no difficulties, by adding a few extra blades alongside the existing ones, and further towards the woods.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Architecture: Isay Weinfeld
Collaborator: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
Design Team: Adriana Aun, Juliana Scalizi, Guilherme Leme, Carolina Miranda
Location: Porto Feliz, Brazil
Beginning Of Project: July 2010
Opening: December 2012
Plot Area: no delimited area
Built Area: 1.739m²

 

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