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Jali-wrapped Bangalore naturopathy centre acts as a retreat in a ‘tight urban site’

In among the busy, loud and polluted streets of Bangalore, one might think it would be hard to find solace and practice wellness routines. However, the architects behind Navyas Naturopathy Centre have been undeterred, creating an antithetical haven in which medicinal plants, softer dynamics and a general sense of calm pervades. Set in the heart of Bangalore, Navyas Naturopathy Centre brings a range of wellness offerings to the surrounding populace. Beyond its inner operations, however, and of note herein, is
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MKV Design completes interiors for luxury Tenerife resort

A new luxury resort on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife boasts nine restaurants and bars and a large spa, as well as 121 junior hotel suites, and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The Royal Hideaway Corales is now open, with interiors now completed and designed by MKV Design. MKV took their architectural and design inspiration from Leonardo Omar, a local architect known for his avant-garde buildings that use lots of white in their palette. As such, Royal Hideaway Corales
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Minimalist hotel with light-filled spa to open in Grenada

A new hotel with a striking minimalist design aesthetic and a light-filled, tranquil spa will open this November on the Caribbean island of Grenada. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Silversands Grenada will be located on the Grand Anse Beach and include 43 suites and nine residential villas. With architecture and interiors by AW² – Reda Amalou and Stéphanie Ledoux – Silversands Grenada features linear architecture and design, using pale marble and light wood and a neutral
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Bill Bensley-designed Cambodian glamping resort will protect wild ecosystems

The eagerly awaited Bill Bensley glamping resort, Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Wild, which is set deep within the wilderness of Cambodia’s South Cardamom National Park, will open on 1 November 2018. The resort will offer 14 one-bedroom luxury tents – all sized at 100sq m (1,076sq ft) – and one two-bedroom luxury tent – sized at 140sqm (1,507sq ft). The tents have been designed to evoke Bensley’s vision of what it would have been like to be “on a
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Raison d’Etre designs spa for Hard Rock Davos

Global spa consultancy Raison d’Etre (RdE) has been contracted by the Hard Rock Hotel Davos, Switzerland to design and implement the hotel’s ‘Rock Spa’ which opens on 1 August. Combining spa, fitness and yoga, the new Rock Spa will offer a 360-degree approach to wellness, in keeping with Raison d’Etre’s philosophy to encourage everyone to maximise their potential. The 945sq m spa will boast a series of thermal experiences, including a main pool, Kneipp walk pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath
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Virgin Voyages cruise ships to ride the wellness design wave

The current trend of incorporating wellness into design shows no signs of stopping as renderings and animations from the latest Sir Richard Branson project, Virgin Voyages (a rebrand of the former Virgin Cruises), show a heavy wellness focus in its public areas. Featuring a running track, boxing ring, yoga deck, wellness pool and hydrotherapy pool, the ambitious cruise ship project is looking to change the way people think about sea holidays with its whole design concept, which it labels ‘Epic
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A development render of the predicted daylight inside one of Atelier Ten’s projects, showing the difference between direct sunlight and shade

Healthy buildings

Atelier Ten's Younha Rhee

"Pushing for more daylighting has led to overglazed buildings in the last two decades where visual comfort has been compromised"

Designing buildings that support wellbeing is a growing trend which will transform the way we think about architecture says Younha Rhee
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Spear kept many original features of the brick kiln in the spa including red bricks

Interview: Jim Spear

"I designed the spa to first please us. It’s not huge or gold-plated. It’s a concrete expression of the ‘luxury of simplicity’"

The man behind a sustainable tourism enterprise in rural China
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Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China

Interview: Stefano Boeri

Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China

"We’re creating new spheres, where people, trees and animals can coexist in an environment of wellness"

On how the vertical forest model promotes wellness
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The mushroom motif draws on both fantasy and history, Bensley says

Interview: Bill Bensley

Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university

"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort
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Energising light helps to increase energy levels

Interview: Paul Scialla

Paul Scialla

"We spend 92 per cent of our time indoors so if we can introduce preventative medical intentions into the very spaces we’re spending our time in, it’s a huge win"

Delos founder talks to Katie Barnes about creating the first set of wellbeing building standards and securing investment from Leonardo DiCaprio
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Homes are designed in pocket neighbourhoods around alloments, green spaces and landscaping

Living well

"If you look at the amount of money we spend on healthcare in the US, and the amount of disease, we have you’ll understand why a lot of folks are starting to look for alternatives - Steve Nygren, Founder, Serenbe"

The US wellness communities providing a new model for living
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KSL investments include: Hotel du Vin

Interview: Rich Weissmann, KSL International

Before KSL, Weissmann headed up the hospitality and gaming practice at Goldman Sachs

"We don’t leave design and development to chance as you can lose a lot of money doing bad renovation"

After becoming majority shareholders of US spa Miraval, KSL Capital Partners are preparing to roll out the brand. KSL partner Rich Weissman gives us the inside scoop
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