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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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