This project prompted the creation of an emergency spa in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood, serving the breadth of community members in need of physical or emotional healing. My design focuses on using space and experience to actively heal users.
Mood Models & Conceptual Exploration
Starting with many different generative design strategies for 3-dimensional shapes, the quality of space created was evaluated by 3D-printing the resulting designs. These were photographed and assessed for the resulting mood they evoked and inspired.
The aspect of mood-affecting spaces was further explored through sketches, inspired by the generated surfaces:
Ultimately, I chose to pursue the feeling of:
Development of Program
Section showing interior of building, and its relationship to the designated setting (Fort Point):
More sections and floorplans: