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  • Bringing Balance to Your Life

    Triggering the 5 Senses in Your Home

     

    Robert Henry Architects -  Bringing Balance to Your LifeI think there is a real synergy between the current high tech, high touch condition of our lives, which are so intensified by the new technology and our need to still search out and look for the aspects that make us human. We design a lot of spas and wellness projects with relaxed and regenerative environments that counter people’s stressful nanosecond driven day.   People visiting these projects ask, “How can I incorporate that into my daily existence? Could I bring that to my home?” The answer is yes.

     

    There are two ways to accomplish this; building an in-home spa as part of the master bedroom suite, or introducing simple spa elements to your existing master bath. We are doing several projects where the home becomes a sanctuary bringing peace of mind.

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  • Engaging the Senses in Spa Design

    Robert D. Henry Architects - Engaging the Senses in Spa Design

    Our senses are continually bombarded with prompts to buy certain things, or vote a certain way, or think along certain lines. Blaring flat screen televisions, saturated with advertisements engineered to exploit the senses, have become ubiquitous wall fixtures in commercial settings from banks to sports bars. In such an environment of noxious, un-curated stimuli, it’s no wonder that more and more people are flocking to spas to quiet their minds and re-set their souls.

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    As sanctuaries, spas require a different kind of architecture. In my work, I aim to make use of all five senses – not for cynical advertising ends, but as effective milieus to encourage both overt and subtle enhancements to a patron’s mood.  (more…)

  • Architecture Has Heart

    Emotional architecture is an “experiential design” approach evoking all the five senses simultaneously. Watching the waves crest and hearing the sound of the ocean, the smell of the salt air, the touch of the cool waves and the taste of the brine stimulates our senses and provokes a response from deep within our subconsciousness. At RDHA we strive for an Architecture that not only looks good but feels, sounds, and even smells good. We share a collective commitment to producing intoxicating Architecture + Interior Design. We carefully orchestrate an “experience based journey” resulting in innovative design which resonates on a primal level.

    Emotional architecture is an “experiential design” approach evoking all the five senses simultaneously. Watching the waves crest and hearing the sound of the ocean, the smell of the salt air, the touch of the cool waves and the taste of the brine stimulates our senses and provokes a response from deep within our subconsciousness. At RDHA we strive for an Architecture that not only looks good but feels, sounds, and even smells good. We share a collective commitment to producing intoxicating Architecture + Interior Design. We carefully orchestrate an “experience based journey” resulting in innovative design which resonates on a primal level.

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