Churh of the Eremitani
With all its simplicity it both humble and humbling. This makes it for me a true piece of human architecture.
Joke van Berkum
"Back to the womb. Relaxing, reflecting, reading, recharging."
Inside of trainstation
Imagine if you are waiting for a train to go somewhere. It is no matter where you go or what you do. The train station is a transition space, where we can expect of next place. It is a kind of same feeling that the day before the night of field trip is more excited than the day.
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
"When I walk into this space it feels like I have walked into another world. Especially if it is particularly sunny outside, the sudden change into a dark and monumental space makes me feel a sense of peace and anticipation of something great.
The scale of the space and sloping gradient of the floor always overwhelms me the way a good space should. I especially enjoy the space has no exhibitions and I can wonder around looking up at the emptiness."
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.
"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."
It is a hostel in new zealand where I had stayed for 2 nights few years ago. It is a typical home image for me because of the wooden floor and structure, inside stairs and the most important object is the fireplace. I feel warm and cozy when I laid back in the couch reading my novel. I can also hear the crackle from the flame from time to time, feel the heat and smell the smoke from the burning wood. That makes me feel relax and calm.
Teun Verstand, architect
It is a sinergy between craftmanship and high tec into a spiritual room
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.
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."
Vincent van Gogh
If painted good, it's worth millions.
Thai House (Thap Khwan Palace)
A traditional Thai house (Thap Khwan Palace); There is a common area which is a big terrace in the middle of the house. From the picture, there are 3 of feeling good things. TREE creates some shade, shadow and reduces heat from the sun to the whole area, and then the terrace becomes a comfort zone. SPACE UNDER THE AWNING is a pathway between terrace and the private room. People always use as same as the terrace in case that the terrace is too hot. The floor is raised from the terrace about 40 cm to be a chair and air-intake for cool down the hot temperature in the house. MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION; Thai house is made by natural material such as wood board and roof clay tiles. To construct Thai house, we use only pins and pegs to join the boards together. It is easy to build but strong and comfortable.
Jewel Changi Airport
- "This airport has an atrium with endless paths you can roam around. The indoor space makes you feel like you're in a forest."
Reference photo: National Geographic