Tsao & McKown Mastermind Chinese Wellness Community Sangha by Octave

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Chaises
Paola Lenti
Decking
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Paola Lenti
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Decking
Resysta International
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Paola Lenti
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Tsao & McKown Architects’s Sangha by Octave health-and-wellness retreat and residential development in Suzhou, China, includes two hotels. A penthouse suite at the spa-centric At One Wellness hotel has a terrace furnished with a Sebastian Herkner rocking chair and Francesco Rota chaise longues. Photography by Richard Bryant.

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Bark House
Chairs
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Curtain fabric in At One Wellness hotel’s reception area is linen. Photography by Seth Powers.

The 46-acre complex lines the banks of Yangcheng Lake. Photography by Courtesy of Design Land Collaborative.

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Designtex: Sofa Fabric, Lounge Chair Fabric.

Danish Art Weaving: Dining Chair Fabric.

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Sofa Fabric, Lounge Chair Fabric
Danish Art Weaving
Dining Chair Fabric
Sofa Fabric, Lounge Chair Fabric
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Dining Chair Fabric
Danish Art Weaving

Paper umbrellas compose custom chandeliers in At One Wellness hotel’s tearoom. Photography courtesy of Octave.

The lobby features a sculpture in petrified wood. Photography by Seth Powers.

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Sofa Fabric
Danish Art Weaving

Side tables nearby are custom designs in acacia. Photography by Seth Powers.

The glass balustrades of a staircase in the Wellness Center. Photography by Richard Bryant.

Felt softening the floor of the meditation room. Photography by Richard Bryant.

Glass mosaic tile lining the subterranean spa’s skylit hammam. Photography by Richard Bryant.

Custom chaises for the men’s communal bath. Photography by Seth Powers.

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Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety designed the hanging seats by the spa’s main pool. Photography by Richard Bryant.

Colored film is sandwiched inside windows of a guest corridor of the At One Wellness hotel. Photography by Seth Powers.

Sons and daughters of Octave employees appear in a glass-tile mosaic next to the spa’s children’s pool. Photography by Seth Powers.

An enclosure with engineered oak floorboards marks the entry to the Wellness Center. Photography by Seth Powers.

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Glen Raven: Sofa Fabric (Terrace).

Larsen: Sofa Fabric (Suite).

Cortina Leathers: Chair Upholstery.

Sofa Fabric (Terrace)
Glen Raven
Sofa Fabric (Suite)
Larsen
Sofa Fabric (Terrace)
Glen Raven
Sofa Fabric (Suite)
Larsen
Chair Upholstery
Cortina Leathers

Solution-dyed acrylic covers the custom sofa on the private terrace of an At One Wellness hotel suite. Photography by Richard Bryant.

The bridge spanning the lap pool is reclaimed wood. Photography by Seth Powers.

Man-made peninsulas with 109 houses. Photography courtesy of Design Land Collaborative.

Plantings of native vegetation. Photography courtesy of Design Land Collaborative.

The lap pool along a cove. Photography by Seth Powers.

A fountain with a bronze surround. Photography by Seth Powers.

Site plan of Sangha by Octave. Image courtesy of Tsao & McKown Architects.

The Life Learning Center is partly subterranean. Photography by Seth Powers.

This lecture hall is the largest of the Life Learning Center classrooms. Photography by Seth Powers.

In the garage, LEDs create a kinetic installation. Photography by Seth Powers.

The Fellow Traveler hotel offers 46 guest rooms. Photography by Seth Powers.

A café joins a bakery and food stations dedicated to individual cooking methods in the 27,000-square-foot food hall. Photography by Seth Powers.

The events center hosts concerts, lectures, movies, and wedding receptions. Photography by Seth Powers.

A brick plinth elevates a pavilion for wedding ceremonies and similar occasions. Photography by Seth Powers.

Inside, oak slats wrap the upper walls. Photography by Pedro Pegenaute.

LED screens depicting various scenes, such as a forest, can selected by visitors to wrap the events center. Photography by Seth Powers.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Concierge desk at One Hotel. Photography by Richard Bryant.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Consultation room in the Wellness Center at One Hotel. Photography by Richard Bryant.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Wellness Center pool. Photography by Richard Bryant.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Lobby of the Fellow Travelers Hotel. Photography by Richard Bryant.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Exterior of Suzhou Chapel by Neri & Hu. Photography by Pedro Pegenaute.

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