Thermal bath by Peter Zumthor
The journey through the mountains of Graubunden ends in the rocks. The building is a block of rough, grey, local stone in which the spaces are cut out like caves. The ceilings, the walls, the floors are pure rock; they belong here. Stone looks like stone and wood looks like wood. When you pull the lever of a shower you get what you expect: a drowning flush of ice water. The light is dim, but sufficient to find your way. Daylight strikes the granite surfaces and accentuates the building's structures. In each area the visitor is actually aware of it's specific mix of temperature, humidity, sound, lighting and smell. This mix determines the room, for instance in the cave where you sit down and sweat in a dark and foggy room, incredibly hot, where no wall is visible, only faint orange light and steam.
Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen Wei-Hsun Chen
House N, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, is a living place defined by three boxes with different sizes. The architect not only creates a new boundary between the house and surrounding environment, but also breaks through the conventional layout which usually separates our living place into different rooms. It creates a opportunity to make userâ€™s life infiltrate into the city smoothly due to this in-between space which is created by three boxes and their voids. Unconsciously, the private living space is extended from inside to outside, from a house into a city. The richness of spatial levels is building a free and comfortable atmosphere for a living space.
The space is spacious. It has no rectangular corners, but bent, curved walls and no flat ceiling but a dome. The light comes from every direction, and is diffused. The colours are natural. The artificial light are uplighters that give a natural and not blinding light. The construction is visable on the insight. The building gives a relaxing "feel".
Vincent van Gogh
If painted good, it's worth millions.
sometimes the place that i feel good is not really about where it is or what it looks like, but the people that i stay with, like in this picture, a group of friends sit together, so it is the best space.
The building postulates feeling good inside toughness. The interior is dedicated to raising comfort and atmosphere. The fresh air, the passive cooling system, the visual comfort, the temperature, the individual overrides to the heating, ventilation and shading make up a building that feels good and keeps people healthy -proven. The atrium, finished in clay stucco, makes the building breath: air and light enter the building from all sides. It was given the qualification "the best building ever" by Building Services Journal.
Teun Verstand, architect
It is a sinergy between craftmanship and high tec into a spiritual room
Jaap de knegt
"Lochamara lodge is especially a feel good place for everything you can't find there:
No traffic, no tv, no shops, no stress, no (mechanical) noise. (Hammock) heaven on earth."
What you see is what you get, here i want to be all day!
Unfortunately it is for climate, safety or what ever it wil be, not possible or it is rather hard
in spite of this argument, i don't understand the reason why we usualy build by mass instead of transparancy most houses are build like monopoly: walls, a roof and some smoke.
the sun stays outside and the oil (so long there is) burns inside. In stead off starting with a concrete structure and making windows on positions were we want contact with the outside,
I sugest: we start with a open bear-structure, keeping wind and rain ouitside with a glasswall, blind locally your privacy and keep your field of vision further than the curtain"
Joke van Berkum
"Back to the womb. Relaxing, reflecting, reading, recharging."
Municipal Health Building
Laura Hulsman, Indoor Environmental Consultant
This building was part of a retrofit R&D program in order to create a stimulating and comfortable working environment.
I was never able to experience it in real life, but the redesign should definately be a FEELGOODBUILDING
Albert van der Sar
"The most important for my feelgoodbuilding is it's location. The rest is less important.
Very important is the protection that the feelgoodbuilding offers. Obviously interrelated with the location (safe environment or not) and my activities.
During holidays I love sleeping in a tent or in a (thick) sleeping bag (max clo) outside. Under the stars, next to a warm fire, with the noise of night animals in the background, half drunk. That sums up pretty well what the ingredients for my ultimate feel good experience are. Of course after a few weeks I get fed up with that (after a while rather impractical) and enjoy going back to a real roof over my head.
Another feelgood environment of interest is the Finnish sauna (minimum clo) or swimming outside in a (heated) swimming pool.
My ultimate feelgoodbuilding is a building with contrasts. Not same - same everywhere. But for example nicely heated areas (e.g. in the living room) next to more chilly parts (e.g. halls and bedrooms). Light areas (e.g. in a serre) combined with dimmed light in the living area and darkness where I sleep. Some parts with a ceiling height of 2.40 meter. Other parts with a height of 3 meter or more with high placed windows for spectacular daylight penetration.
How the building looks? I like fun and something strange is welcome.
Examples that come close to my ultimate feelgoodbuilding are: The Pantheon in Rome, TWA Saarinen in New York, the Kruisheren church in Maastricht and the Evoluon in Eindhoven."
"This is the Red Auditorium in the movie theater in Krakow called Kino Pod Baranami.
The cinema, situated in the Palace at the Main Square, was founded in 1969 and the history of the the building can be still felt inside.
Especially in the Red Auditorium. Red velvet armchairs, dim light from chandeliers and decorated wooden ceiling create a nostalgic atmosphere.
The dimensions of the room, materials and colours (also hidden technical equipment like speakers and air conditioners) make me feel intimate in this interior
and affect the image and sound of the film. The cameral surrounding helps to experience and focus more on a movie.
It feels like moving back in time to the era of black and white pictures."
The seat in my friends car
This is the seat in my friends car. It is well designed and well made seat from leather and has a seat heating function. But personally for me it is feelgood space because I feel safe there. Is it because of good design or quality of the car, or my friend who is driving - I do not know, but every time I am there I feel good.
Machiel van Dorst
Form follows behavior, so a good building facilitates events. My feel good building is however eventless, so the building can take all the credits and becomes a sculpture on itÃs own. Pavilions are legitimate sculptures because the lack of programs or technical or climatically restrictions. My feelgoodbuilding is the German Pavilion of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona. It Ãs a perfect walkthrough sculpture. ItÃs combines fine with raw materials with high tactile quality (onyx, travertine and polished chrome). It opens en closes towards the environment and the plainness of the easy flowing space gives a peace of mind. The indoor climate is the outdoor climate of a Barcelona park, combined with the smell of still water. It is funny, but the smell of the water gives me pleasant memories of Asian cities. The object quality is reinforced by the fact the building is ones demolished and rebuild 57 years later. This capacity to disappear is a form of humility I like in a building.