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Harm Rensink’s Pop-Up Inflatable Spa Gives City Dwellers Health of Body and Peace of Mind

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 4, 2013 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,gallery,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

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Harm Rensink [3]‘s Urban Spa is an experimental space designed to give people in populated cities a space to unwind and relax. The project consists of a translucent [5] plastic bubble that is filled with steam set alongside a changing room with all the amenities needed to enjoy a spa [6] experience. Rensink set up his Urban Spa at the last Dutch Design Week, where visitors could reserve a spot at the end of each day during the festival [7].

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Rensink also designed some cozy garments and accessories for pampering oneself. A fluffy bath rope was on hand for walking to the inflatable sauna [8] after getting undressed at the changing room. Placed on a small low table were a few elements that made the experience sensory and tactile. A set of fluffy geometric sleepers, a hand towel for scrubbing the body and some drinking water were also part of the experience. Rensink also created some unique scrubbers by covering soaps with natural felt [9].

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The lightweight steam room can be can be easily assembled in a wide-open space indoors or left outside on a rooftop for enjoying the fresh air when popping out. The streamlined design of the steam bubble sauna and the flooded floor contrasted with the industrial context [10] to make this beautiful project stand out from the rest.

Harm Rensink’s gorgeous Urban Spa [11] provided visitors at this year’s busy Dutch Design Week with a tranquil private space to forget about work and start dreaming away.

+ Harm Rensink [3]

+ Dutch Design Week 2012 [3]

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

Last three photos © Harm Rensink


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[3] Harm Rensink: http://www.harmrensink.nl/

[4] cocoon: http://inhabitat.com/6-cozy-cocoons-to-retreat-from-the-world/

[5] translucent: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transparency_and_translucency

[6] spa: http://inhabitat.com/eco-wellness-retreat-with-rammed-earth-gueshouses-at-arizonas-miraval/

[7] festival: http://www.ddw.nl/index.php

[8] sauna: http://inhabitat.com/sauna-box/

[9] felt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt

[10] industrial context: http://visitwww.weekvanhetontwerp.nl/event.php?lang=en&eventID=dbde5fb22c24adfd0ad5c9cffe0283bf

[11] Spa: http://inhabitat.com/lakeside-green-roofed-spa-and-hotel-blends-into-the-swiss-landscape/

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