To step into Dii Wellness Med Spa is to immerse oneself into the depth of the other world.
In contrast with a stark whiteness of its context of a shopping mall, Dii's reception frontage is a sleek dark space with five featured luminous spiral prisms which seem to stretch endlessly upward and downward for their reflection up the reflective ceiling and down the polished black floor. The spiral prism implying a double helix DNA gives some cues to Dii's innovative medicine technology. The depth of the reception space seems to recede without end into a black mirror wall in the back, giving an illusion of spatial complexity.
A major challenge of the project is an extremely limited size of the site with a demanding program of 5 en suite spa treatment rooms, 2 clinics, a reception, and 2 back-of-the-house rooms.
An internal narrow corridor is laid out efficiently to connect all functions. Thousands of glowing crystal droplets suspended from the ceiling reflect themselves into black mirror walls on all sides and into a reflective black ceiling and floor, giving an illusion of spatial infinity.
In each spa treatment room, countless crystal droplets are hung from an entire ceiling plane, subtly glowing with slow color changing light ranges from deep turquoise to ultramarine blue. The installation evokes a surreal and mysterious sensation, open to each individual imagination and interpretation. It perhaps reminds one of a fresh heavy rain, a soothing underwater ambient, or an astronomical infinite space.