-Salon of the Year
Morris Plains, NJ
An elliptical decompression chamber initiates the promenade and leads the visitor along a serpentine wall the four different programmatic piazza dedicated to the nourishment of the face, skin, hair and body. A large skylight oculus above manipulates and delicately filters both natural and artificial light. The focal episode creates a hovering disc of light within a deep and otherwise dark space thus creating a connection to the sky. The sound of an open rainwater shower soothes the soul while delicate eddy currents waft sensuous aromas creating empirical architecture as primal experience.