The significance of wellness has taken centre stage in recent years as more people prioritise their physical and mental health.

When designing a hotel or a spa it is necessary to take into consideration the psychology of architecture to create an intimate environment where guests can enjoy comfort and well-being. Architecture for hospitality plays a pivotal role in promoting a positive, supportive environment that fosters mental and physical health. This is achieved through thoughtful design elements and layouts that prioritise relaxation and tranquility.

Every place we linger affects our sensations, which influence our feelings and our perception of the environment in a positive or negative way. For this reason, tourist accommodation buildings focus on the development of accommodation facilities in which design, functionality and aesthetics blend together to provide customers with a unique experience.

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THE PLACE AS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF THE EXPERIENCE

The hotel industry has evolved significantly in recent years, as customers want and seek an authentic all-around sensory experience that also enhances them culturally, socially, and emotionally. Modern tourist accommodations buildings exactly address this problem, employing architectural aspects that are both utilitarian and visually beautiful.

In a hotel accommodation facility, well-being and comfort are key characteristics that contribute to the user’s favourable appraisal and motivate him to return to spend valuable time in the establishment.

The arrangement of a room has a direct impact on how people interact and move through it. Careful space planning can improve physical health by stimulating movement and activity.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND INSULATION

Far from the noise of busy daily life, guests of a hotel wish to spend a weekend in total tranquility and silence. It therefore becomes basic and fundamental to create metal ceilings and partition systems that can improve the acoustics of the rooms but also manage to isolate the various tables in the restaurant without the risk of having to raise your voice too much to communicate with your diners. The need for acoustic metal ceilings is also more evident in large spaces with an indoor swimming pool, but also in spa rooms used for massages and relaxation.

To furnish with style and at the same time improve the acoustic aspect of the rooms, it is possible to use the Atena baffle system which can be installed on the wall or ceiling, becoming a defining architectural element.

Made of metal bodies coupled with specific sound-absorbing materials, they represent an excellent technical solution for giving a modern imprint to the environment while improving its acoustic comfort. Alone or in integration with a metal ceiling, they promote the intelligibility of speech and the reduction of noise in a specific area and, arranged vertically, they allow the natural diffusion of light deriving from reflective surfaces to be broken and promote air circulation.

THE ROLE OF LIGHTING

Light also promotes wellness and makes tourist accommodations buildings more appealing. According to the Human Centric lighting criteria, illumination can help a person relax, feel better and rest.

For years, we believed that an environment’s illumination should only serve to meet our demands for vision, safety and orientation, with the specific goal of assisting us in carrying out our everyday tasks.

Science and studies have shown, however, that the impacts of light on people are not restricted to a strictly visual issue, but also have a significant impact on each individual’s cognitive processes and, most importantly, their biological rhythm. This means that light can help you feel more energised or calmer, alert or relaxed, depending on your needs.

When natural light cannot be maximised by allowing it to permeate through the window, the metal ceiling system should be integrated with appropriate lighting.
The Lighting Baffles are designed to integrate perfectly with the metal ceiling, creating a technical-aesthetic uniqueness. They are equipped with modern LED systems programmed in terms of temperature, colour and intensity to promote the natural biorhythm, improve comfort and achieve the performance levels required for the type of environment and its function of use.

ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ACCOMMODATION BUILDINGS

Hotel and tourist accommodation buildings aim at creating properties and structures that can also be used in the future. The project of a new hotel or a SPA also focuses on the right choice of colours, materials and finishes that must not age quickly. Finishes and nuances must therefore reflect future trends, avoiding falling into oblivion.
Wellbeing architecture means compositional harmony, experiential quality, technological perfection, sustainability, wise use of elements, reading and interpretation of the context and territory.
When we talk about hospitality architecture, every element must be carefully studied to welcome and make those who frequent our hotel or facility feel at ease.

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