The Pure Spa, located within the 5-star resort Naman Retreat, is dramatically draped with varieties of greenery from the top of its green roof to its ground level lotus ponds.
Made up of locally sourced plants, the abundance of greenery helps to dampen noise and regulate indoor temperatures in the normally muggy tropical climate. A large central atrium with multiple openings, open-air gardens and lotus ponds offer natural ventilation and cools the interior, keeping the 15 treatment rooms and open lounge garden where meditation and yoga classes are offered usable throughout the entire day.
The large atrium is dominated by the pool and is surrounded by hanging gardens, which serve as a focal point for the ground floor of the spa. Trailing plants descending from the green roof and upper floors of the building create a cascading screen around the water providing privacy for guests of the facility.
The latticed facades, both patterned and green, provide shade and also create artistic highlights of shadow and light along the spa’s walls, while still offering views of the resort’s ground. These features help to define the distinction between building and landscape.
“Different areas flow smoothly into each other and the beautiful landscape creates an amazing journey into a dream-like experience,” write the architects. “[It’s] a true space where all senses are touched and the mind comes to peace.”