Project Type : Spa
Completed : June 2020
Conceptualized as a hybrid reflexology and tea house, Qi Odyssey, a sister brand to Thai Odyssey is intentionally located on the F&B concourse of a local shopping mall. The space is envisioned to be bright and permeable, yet private enough to encourage socializing while enjoying the reflexology services. Divided into four main zones, the long and narrow lot shape allows the space to connect the outdoor gardens with the interior of the mall. Diffusing visibility into the space are floor to ceiling high timber screens in green and wood finish, reminiscent of a bamboo forest.
The exterior of the space on the other hand is cladded with textured panelling and copper accents to give it a strong, protected look. Across these four zones are bespoke massage chairs made from solid hardwood with jade green PU leather each accompanied with custom cast concrete foot-wash sinks. At both ends of the lot, are two private zones, one a blue-themed VIP room with a custom-made macramé lantern by Penang-based artist, Tumbleknots and on the other end, a six-seater curved massage seating concept inspired by the Tulou, a circular ancient Hakka dwelling. Custom wall macramé artworks inspired by Chinese landscapes also by Tumbleknots adorn the walls alongside traditional calligraphy artworks.