ARCHITECTS VIDEOS ARCHIVE
With six distinct epicurean dining spaces, patrons never get bored at Wall Street’s Reserve Cut.
Airem is the Korean word for beauty and Dr. Eunice Park challenged us to create a “modern beauty sanctuary” capturing the essence of Airem.
Open House featured architect Bob Henry discussing how he created a ballroom atmosphere and dancefloor in Luda and Victor Conti’s luxury TriBeCa apartment.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A majestic magnolia tree anchors the corner of our property, which is located between a hospital and a local subway station, where hundreds pass daily.
We invited our community to write a message, their dreams, wishes, or a prayer on a strand of ribbon and then tie that message to the tree and let the birds deliver their message to the Cosmos and Heaven.
A single tree transformed thousands of lives in our Brooklyn Community – HOW? – It provided hope and healing during the global pandemic. This video captures that experience.
Harlem Hyatt House (HHH)
The new ground-up Harlem Hyatt House, designed in collaboration with WOCA, will be a 175 key hotel located in Manhattanville on the west side of Harlem at 128th Street and Convent Avenue.
Our aspirational design welcomes guests into a 3-story ‘hanging garden’ atrium, along with a rear-yard garden cafe, both of which contribute to the “greening” of Harlem.
An alleyway with rotating public art, connects the street to the Cafe and also provides access to a 2nd-floor “community space” and a unique rooftop speak-easy lounge with views of the surrounding neighborhood.
Wellness Design - International Spa Association
Bob Henry was invited to speak at the International Spa Association (ISPA) conference and expo. His presentation, Design Trends that Bring Clients + Revenue, was especially compelling to spa and resort owners in the audience.
Governors Island - Day Resort
In an interview with Sam Liebowitz of The Talking Alternative, Bob Henry discusses how his Governors Island project with QC Terme-Milan is making wellness accessible.
“It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” says Henry. Governors Island will offer co-ed hydrotherapy experiences within indoor and outdoor pools, as well as more private gender-specific treatments.
Spa experiences will include several body and facial treatments, eucalyptus steam rooms, hammams, aromatic saunas, Kneipp-thermal walks, assorted hydro-massage pools, and a number of relaxation rooms that provide distinct wellness experiences.
Residential Wellness Design 2.0
My wife Nancy and I are both Architects and we are constantly designing wellness into our own homes.
It has since become our ‘signature style. After enjoying and living in the space for seven years, we sold our Loft to Damon Horowitz, a Columbia professor, and former Google executive who practices a healthy lifestyle.
He hired us to convert the 3-bedroom into a “Philosopher’s Loft,” integrating his extensive library and his passion for music. The apartment recently received a green make-over by horticulturist, Summer Rayne Oakes.
Residential Wellness Design 1.0
Bob Henry’s 2+1 Loft was featured on Homes with Style, a series showcasing standout homes and dream dwellings of architects and designers.
Highlights of this minimalist design include how Bob adapted the space for his growing family and maximized its usefulness with ingenious multi-functional design that imparted the family’s principles of elegance and well-being.
In revisiting the video, we became aware of all the human-centric points that we thought about before “wellness design” was even a term, and more importantly, the relevance of these design tools today — Post-COVID.
Global Spa and Wellness Summit
Bob Henry spoke at the 8th Annual Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS), held in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The Summit highlights the $3.4-trillion wellness industry and was attended by futurists, economists, and wellness experts. He presented a Peek Into the Future about the impact of architecture and interior design on emerging trends within the wellness sector.
Salt Inhalation Room - Guangzhou, China
Known as “The Sensuous Architect of Serenity,” Bob discusses the importance of wellness architecture on The Talking Alternative. As an example, Bob shows how the salt inhalation rooms Robert D. Henry Architects designed for a 5-star Wellness Hotel in Guangzhou, China, might be a possible remedy to the poor air quality.
Salt inhalation is the beginning of a whole wellness regimen where guests move from the salt room into a temperate relaxation room then into a snow chamber, boosting the immune system by transitioning between hot and cold environments.
Why TRI (athlon) at 63?
Why attempt a triathlon at age 63? Bob Henry—who finished a sprint triathlon in July 2019—says, “As an expert in wellness design, I want to walk the talk. Cross training keeps you physically fit and mentally alert.
Research has proven that strenuous exercise is a combatant of early Alzheimer’s disease.”
The Central Park Triathlon is a three-part race that begins with a quarter-mile swim in Lasker Pool, continues with a bike ride for two loops around the park (12.4 miles), and ends with a 5K (3.1 mile) run. This year, Bob finished fourth in his division: males 60-64. He recommends “putting it on your bucket list or joining me next year and giving Alzheimer’s a rain-check.”