Spa Sybarite

Published in 2009, the first Lancet Climate Change Commission’s concluding remark was simple, albeit potent… “Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.”

Taking the form of a traditional yet dominant marketing tool – the commercial advertisement –  Spa Sybarite sheds light on disaster capitalism, where companies use a crisis like climate change as an opportunity for profit. Exclusive “Climate Spas” like Spa Sybarite are an example of a cautionary architectural typology that is imminent. It is a form of critical architecture that is meant to render and highlight a plausible scenario to provoke and instigate thought on the impact of climate change on health and wellness as well as their corresponding industries.