Richard Hywel Evans Architecture & Design
HuVaFen Fushi, Maldives
Edie Cohen -- Interior Design, 12/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Swimming with the fishes has a new meaning at this underwater spa off the coast of Sri Lanka. Richard Hywel Evans's $180,000 renovation allows guests to be just inches away from the Indian Ocean's sea life—in an appropriately aqueous 700-square-foot setting. Evans transformed a boxy perimeter with waves of molded glass-reinforced drywall. Curved sliding doors, ebony-veneered with stainless-steel banding, close off posttreatment daybeds raised on a dais, while similar folding doors divide the two treatment rooms. On the floor, blue resin-bonded pebble tiles suggest the ocean floor. Across the ceiling, stretched vinyl glows in soft pastels, produced by concealed fluorescents.
PROJECT Gym, Armonk, New York.
STANDOUT Gym rats are greeted by this 44,000-square-foot facility's name, etched in the aluminum-framed facade's etched-glass panels.
PROJECT “A Place to Cleanse,” Washington, D.C.
STANDOUT In an installation at the Washington Design Center, a C-shape steel element separated changing space from the bathing area beyond.
PROJECT Eric's Paris Salon, Beijing.
STANDOUT A new second floor is reached by a staircase with a balustrade of mirror-polished stainless steel.