DecaArchitecture carves holistic spa into Greek mountain

This cavernous 3,000-square-metre spa by DecaArchitecture is located within a building that is carved into the base of a mountain in Mystras, Greece. Billed as the first holistic wellness destination spa retreat in Greece, the Euphoria spa sits between a cypress forest and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras – an important Byzantine landmark. […]

Lemay Michaud designs minimal Strøm Nordic Spa in Quebec City

Visitors to this spa in Quebec, which was designed by Canadian firm Lemay Michaud, can enjoy views of the Saint Lawrence River from its pools, waterfalls, hot tubs and sauna. The local architecture studio designed Strøm Nordic Spa, or Strøm Spa Nordique, to reference the hues of Quebec’s rugged landscape, which undergoes extreme freezes during […]

Johan Sundberg adds concrete spa to 16th century Swedish estate

Johan Sundberg Arkitekter and Blasberg Andreasson have built Andrum, a concrete spa overlooking the grounds of a centuries-old estate in Höör, Sweden. The stepped concrete volume sits on the western edge of the estate’s loosely enclosed inner garden. It is built into a slope that runs down towards a lower park. Johan Sundberg Arkitekter and Blasberg […]

Coral and blue surfaces merge in seaside spa Haeckels House

Typically calm colours have been abandoned in favour of bolder hues inside the Haeckels House day spa in Margate, England, designed by the brand’s founder Dom Bridges. The spa has been added to Haeckels, a seafront store that offers a range of skincare products inspired by thalassotherapy – a type of therapy that utilises ocean […]

Al Faya Lodge by Anarchitect is a desert spa and hotel made from stone and steel

Architecture studio Anarchitect has turned a couple of stone buildings in the UAE into Al Faya Lodge, a hotel and saltwater spa in the Sharjah desert. A complex of buildings now forms the Al Faya Lodge, which sits in the red sands at the foot of Mount Alvaah in the Emirate of Sharjah. The pair […]

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