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AWE WELLNESS ROOM

IMMERSION, DISTRACTION, & REFLECTION (IDR) ROOM

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INTENTION

SONIDOS’ intention is to focus on the interconnectedness of all things, the micro and the macro, the outer and the inner universe. Connecting logical and emotional, individuals and society, art and audience, planet and galaxies, architecture, visuals, sound, nature, etc. Even though we often lose touch with the bigger picture, we are all part of a cosmic network. It is only the human mind’s false perception that inner and outer are separated, causing confusion and misunderstanding in the world at times.

The wellness room is aiming to reopen the dialogue between the internal and external through a cinematic and sonic journey from the state of separation to the state of eternal openness. THIS ADMIRATION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT WITHIN AND THROUGHOUT WILL INSPIRE AND STIMULATE THE MIND AND SOUL.

We are aiming to draw from contemporary art and architecture, sacred geometry, even the physics of sound, metaphysical elements, and neurology into a vibrant, endlessly beautiful scenery of our symbolic dialogue. Integrating the facade's architectural characteristics into our artwork is also a key element in the concept as it adds an extra value to this conversation between artist and audience, the city and its citizens, nature and it’s inhabitants, and the space and time between our spiritual being and beyond.


SONIDOS’ goal is to stimulate thought, create balance within and evoke creativity and productivity for users

GOAL

 DESIGN

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APPROACH

while applying the key intention and elements of the IDR ROOM, SONIDOS proposes to Represent the intertwine of architecture, art & nature by incorporating the fundamentals of biophilic design, sacred geometry, and artistic creative liberation.

BIOPHILIC

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BIOPHILIC DESIGN IS THE PRACTICE OF CONNECTING PEOPLE AND NATURE WITHIN BUILT ENVIRONMENTS AND COMMUNITIES. BELOW ARE THE APPLIED ATTRIBUTES:

  • Direct experience of nature

  • Indirect experience of nature

  • Experience of space and place

SACRED GEOMETRY

Sacred geometry involves sacred universal patterns used in the design of everything in our reality, most often seen in sacred architecture and sacred art. The basic belief is that geometry and mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportion are also found in music, light, cosmology. This value system is seen as widespread even in prehistory, a cultural universal of the human condition.

By designing and fabricating the wellness room in the shape of a cylinder, we will be able to align the nature of the space with the sacred elements of he circle.

CIRCLE MEANING

The circle is regarded throughout cultural history as an icon of the ineffable oneness; the indivisible fulfillment of the Universe. All other symbols and geometries reflect various aspects of the profound and consummate perfection of the circle, sphere and other higher dimensional forms of these we might imagine.

Our holistic perspectives, feelings and intuitions encompass the finite elements of the ideas that are within them, yet have a greater wisdom than can be expressed by those ideas alone.

THE POINT AT THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE

The point, as in, the individual experiencing the wellness room, is always an infinitesimal point. The “point” or individual represents an omnipresence and the oneness we share, validating all “individuals” as equally precious and sacred aspects of the one.

ARTistic expression

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Art plays an important role in lifting the spirit of the human experience. Whether viewed as part of a public installation or shared in an aficionado’s private collection, art has the innate ability to offer a spiritual uplift and a sense of calm. There are many building types that benefit from the inclusion of art. I believe that the integration of art into architecture–whether it be a city complex, office workspace, hospital, or public green space–elevates and enhances the built environment. By fusing art and architecture in a healing space, we will be able to evoke an inspiring emotional response.

We can execute this artistic expression to create the synergistic relationship between art and architecture by creating an exterior art installation in which the main architectural component/experience will live within said art installation.


STRUCTURE

AS MENTIONED ABOVE, SONIDOS’ PROPOSED DESIGN IS TO INCORPORATE THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPONENT, THE WELLNESS ROOM, WITHIN AN EXTERIOR ART INSTALLATION.

*rendering and model will be developed once we decide on the design

external structure

A FRAME WILL BE FABRICATED IN ORDER TO HOLD ACRYLIC SHEETS UPRIGHT

USERS WILL WALK THROUGH THE INITIAL ACRYLIC DOORWAY

2ft gap on sides are necessary in order to reach the control room toward the back of the space

dimensions | 10ft x 10ft x 8.5ft

*INSPIRATION IMAGERY BY LARRY BELL

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THE EXTERIOR OF THE CYLINDER SHAPED ROOM WILL HAVE WOODEN WAVE PANELS WITH MOSS, FLORAL, AND LIGHTING ELEMENTS within the gaps from panel to panel

the interior of the room will consist of wood, floral, and crystals.

dimensions | 8ft x 8ft x 10ft

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potential parnters / vendors

wellness room structure fabrication | stolatisfab

external structure frame fabrication | stolatisfab

wooden panel design, fabrication, & install | SONIDOS


LIGHTING

EXTERIOR OF WELLNESS ROOM

as mentioned above, we can Incorporate LED track lighting in between wooden wave panels & floral to form an abstract soundwave

functionality | explore the option of having the lights chase and capability of linking the separate runs of LED strips from one wall panel to another.

INTERIOR OF WELLNESS ROOM

Incorporate the following:

  • LED track lighting in between vines & moss on ceiling

  • internal ledS for shelf (see furnIture section)

  • wood resin lamp

  • himayalayan salt lamp

encourage low dimmed lights in order to prevent light pollution that would affect the visuals.

functionality | discuss with potential vendors regarding incorporating a dimmable knob near door for ceiling lighting.

*exterior and interior lighting should be programmed separately

POTENTIAL PARTNERS / VENDORS

Chicago Lightworks | run through product options; landing page on website does not function

DARK MOON DESIGNS | capabilities include electrical engineering, lighting design, and installation

biolume productions | capabilities include lighting design, programming, and installation

*SONIDOS will be able to maintain lighting components and reinstall process


FURNITURE

MEDITATION CHAIR

A good meditation chair relieves the pressure that gradually builds up in the back and legs when you sit in one pose for long periods of time. In addition to alleviating pressure and tension, sitting on a chair encourages good back alignment.

Below are a few examples of seating options. Selected option will be have floral and moss along the sides and back to feel completely impressed in a natural environment.

SHELF & end table

wooden shelf with colored epoxy and LEDs for minimal lighting & matching wooden log used as end table.

Shelf will be utilized for the placement of essential oils, crystals and water. User will then have the option to place beverage on end table.

COAT hanger, bench with SHOE RACK

Minimal, dark stained wood BENCH with moss thoughtfully placed and secure so that it does not stick to items. this will be placed near the door, opposite side of door/lighting dimmer.

POTENTIAL VENDORS /partner(s)

MEDITATION CHAIR | gAIAM

COAT & bench with SHOE RACK | sonidos

shelf & End table | Dylan Woods


FLORAL

the space will have vines, moss, and select floral throughout the exterior and interior of the space.

partner

FLoral Design | Zac Hall

VENDOR

Kennicott Chicago

 

 SENSORY COMPONENTS

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SIGHT

the scale of our vastness is beyond comprehensible. However, regardless of how miniscule we might be within the greater scope of our existence, we all play a critical factor in our reality.

ELEMENTS

Content will begin on an atomic level, molecular level of the earth's natural elements to our being, our earth on a macro level, universe and beyond then back to oneself; representing our purpose and interconnectivity. Such content will be executed in an abstract manner in select scenes.

Below are visual examples:

IMPLEMENTATION

visuals must be projected onto a vinyl screen and rear projected with a short throw lens.

POTENTIAL PARTNER(S) / SPONSOR(S)

  • Robert Kohler

  • THIRST

  • Royal audio production

  • bbc earth licensing

  • imc lab


SOUND

sonic vibrations evoke particular emotions by the power of their frequencies. Sounds selected for this space will not only be aligned with the visual content, but will stimulate the mind to relax and balance with a focus on the sacral chakra.

"AT THE ROOT OF ALL POWER AND MOTION, THERE IS MUSIC AND RHYTHM, THE PLAY OF PATTERNED FREQUENCIES AGAINST THE MATRIX OF TIME. WE KNOW THAT EVERY PARTICLE IN THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE TAKES ITS CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE PITCH AND PATTERN AND OVERTONES OF ITS PARTICULAR FREQUENCIES, ITS SINGING."

― JOACHIM-ERNST BERENDT

“IF YOU WANT TO FIND THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE, THINK IN TERMS OF ENERGY, FREQUENCY AND VIBRATION."

― NIKOLA TESLA

ELEMENTS

SURROUND SOUND | this will give a more unified experience in tandem with all other elements in the space. Below are the sound design options & examples:

  • licensed audio from visual content

  • PRE-PRODUCED HOLOGRAPHIC SOUNDS

  • pre-produced musical audio

  • CUSTOM DESIGNED or pre-produced binural beats

ACOUSTIC MOSS PANELS | possesses a natural, environmentally friendly sound dampening ability, which is also natural humidity indicator, air purifier, and hypoallergenic.

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IMPLEMENTATION

SURROUND SOUND would consist of thoughtfully designed audio to be emitted from (5) speakers throughout the entire spacE.


POTENTIAL vendors /PARTNER(S)

acoustic moss panels |

SOUNDS

  • sound designer | Royal audio Productions

    OR

  • pre-produced holographic sounds | Naturspace

Speakers |


SMELL

The Sacral Chakra influences personal creativity ranging from artistic expression to creative problem solving. By utilizing the power and impact of aromatherapy paired with the focused chakra intention, the experience desired will be heightened.

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ELEMENTS

Below are select essential oils:

  • Cardamom

  • Clary Sage

  • Neroli

  • Orange

  • Patchouli

  • Rose

  • Sandalwood

  • Yang Ylang

IMPLEMENTATION

USERS WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO CONTROL THE SCENTS THEY SMELL BY SELECTING AND POTENTIALLY COMBINING THEIR CHOICE OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN A TAKE-HOME SPRAY BOTTLE TO RECALL THE EXPERIENCE IN A SENSORY MANNER AFTER THE REMOVAL FROM THE SPACE.

Once the oil is selected, they have the option of placing the oil in a Himalayan salt lamp diffuser.

POTENTIAL PARTNER(S) / SPONSOR(S)

  • doterra


keeping the sacral chakra in mind, the power of certain natural elements consumed can induce and evoke a certain state of mind and create an association in future instances of consumption.

ELEMENTS

Below are potential ingredients:

  • Damiana

  • Gardenia

  • Calendula

  • Oranges

  • Turmeric

  • ginger

  • carrot

IMPLEMENTATION

there will be a refrigerator available for the user to access a locally pressed juice

PARTNER

  • INFINITEUS

TASTE


TOUCH

ELEMENTS

MOSS | moss not only PROVIDE SOUND ABSORPTION QUALITIES, IT ALSO promotes well-being, ATTENTIVENESS, CONNECTIVITY WITH ALL THAT IS and productivity.

*READ MORE OF THE BEAUTY AND POWER OF MOSS HERE

GRASS will provide a sense of grounding within nature, which in turn will evoke a sense of balance and peace prior to diving into the full experience

 
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CRYSTALS have the ability to heal, to inspire, to protect, to transcend and beyond.

 
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IMPLEMENTATION

MOSS will thoughtfully placed along the seat and walls for the user to touch

Grass will be felt by bare feet once the user walks into the room

crystals will be scattered throughout the space and in reach to be interacted with

VENDORS

MOSS | KENNICOTT BROTHERS

GRASS (sOD) | GETHSEMANE GARDEN CENTER

PARTNER

INFINITEUS will provide varying sizes & wide range of crystals aligned with sacral chakra intention

MOSS | moss not only PROVIDE SOUND ABSORPTION QUALITIES, IT ALSO promotes well-being, ATTENTIVENESS, CONNECTIVITY WITH ALL THAT IS and productivity.

*READ MORE OF THE BEAUTY AND POWER OF MOSS HERE

GRASS will provide a sense of grounding within nature, which in turn will evoke a sense of balance and peace prior to diving into the full experience

CRYSTALS have the ability to heal, to inspire, to protect, to transcend and beyond.

IMPLEMENTATION

MOSS will thoughtfully placed along the seat and walls for the user to touch

Grass will be felt by bare feet once the user walks into the room

crystals will be scattered throughout the space and in reach to be interacted with

VENDORS

MOSS | KENNICOTT BROTHERS

GRASS (sOD) | GETHSEMANE GARDEN CENTER

PARTNER

INFINITEUS will provide varying sizes & wide range of crystals aligned with sacral chakra intention


 INTERACTIVITY

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PERSONALIZ-ATION

intention is to visually represent the user as a key player in the reality of the experience. That they are a part of the fabric of space and time.

Implementation

implement interactivity between audio and visual by utilizing a sensor that will recognize the user. This sensor will represent the user within the visuals as a silhouette in select scenes within the video roll. 


MUSICAL INTERACTION

to further incorporate the PERSONalization and the power we have within our reality, users will have the ability to physically create the sound track of their experience

Implementation

users can interact with the visuals in select scenes in a manner in which the user will be able to play a note and instrument depending on the movement, velocity and location of the their arms and fingers along the screen


BIOFEEDBACK

Biofeedack providing a visual, data driven component and factual reaction to the experience will validate the great impact, benefits, and necessity of tuning into and balancing oneself with the utilization of the beautiful and impactful ability of sound, aesthetically pleasing visuals, natural elements, taste, and the pure, well intentioned creation of the environment you are within

Implementation

users will have the option to place a minimalist headband in the beginning of the session in order tp retrieve data.

Additional steps in the process will be determined once products are tested by select vendors 

POTENTIAL VENDOR / PARTNER

MUSE EEG | INQUIRE WHETHER BIOFEEDBACK CAN BE PROVIDED WITHOUT MUSE’S PROPRIETARY SOUNDS

 ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

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POWER

A generator will be required for select locations, such as festivals and outdoor pop-ups.

oNCE FULL POWER REQUIREMENTS ARE DETERMINED, WE WILL ASSESS THE NEED OF EITHER PURCHASING OR RENTING A POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT FROM A/V vENDOR, sOUND INVESTMENT.

VIDEO

*1 circuit FOR THE FOLLOWING

HITACHI LP-AW3001 PROJECTOR | 350w

XBOX 360 Microsoft Kinect Sensor Bar | TBD

CONTROL (LAPTOPS) | 120w

  • VIDEO CONTENT | 60W

  • SENSOR BAR | 60W

AUDIO

*1 circuit FOR THE FOLLOWING

jbl SPEAKERS

SUBWOOFER

  • SUBPAC

    or

  • jbl SUBWOOFER

AUDIO MIXER (TOUCHMIX W/ PCDI)

CONTROL (SAMSUNG TABLET)

LIGHTING

*ASSESS LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS WITH VENDOR

EXTERIOR OF WELLNESS ROOM | tbd

INTERIOR OF WELLNESS ROOM | tbd

HVAC

*1 circuit FOR THE FOLLOWING

heating and cooling unit


ensure an opening for ventilation is included within the design of the room. Air will then be disbursed externally through the control room, taken path through the external structure, then out from the entire space

potential vendors

UNIT | GENERAL ELECTRIC

HVAC


SECURITY

external structure

a minimal lock will need to be installed for when the entire space is not in use

wellness room

a minimal, smart lock security system must be implemented both on the main door and control room door

potential vendors

latch | connect with vendor regarding options & pricing

COMPx | connect with vendor regarding options & pricing

 ACCESSIBILITY

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FACILITATION

SONIDOS proposes facilitating the experience by being the point of contact when users approach the wellness room.

PROCESS

  • USERS MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT EITHER ONLINE OR IN-PERSON

  • SONIDOS will check-in and set expectations for the user by briefing them regarding the intention of the wellness room

  • Door will be shut once the user enters the room

  • visuals and audio will be turned on/off (*determine manners in automating this process)

  • user exits the room

  • facilitator inquires about experience

  • facilitator enters room to clean-up

  • check-in next guest


This uplifting, inspiring, connected, and spiritual experience is intended to reach a wide range of individuals as it will be beneficial and impactful to all demographics. That being said, below are select categories and locations that we should aim in targeting and having a presence:

CORPORATE OFFICES

  • Aon Building

  • Google

  • McDonalds

  • Aerotek

  • Leo Burnett

  • Salesforce

HOTELS

  • ACE HOTEL

  • VIRGIN HOTEL

  • THE WIT

COMMUNITY SPACES

  • WEWORK

  • SOHO

  • CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

  • LACUNA LOFTS

MUSEUMS / ENTERTAINMENT

  • MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

  • ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

  • MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY

  • NAVY PIER

MUSIC

CONFERENCES

  • MIAMI MUSIC WEEK

  • WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE

FESTIVALS

  • Lollapolooza | Chicago, Illinois

  • North Coast | Chicago, IL

  • Taste of Chicago | Chicago, IL

  • Taste of Randolph | Chicago, IL

  • West Fest | Chicago, IL

  • Electric Forest | Rothbury, Michigan

  • Burning Man | Black Rock Desert, Nevada

  • EDC | Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Life is Beautiful | Las Vegas, Nevada

  • coachella | Indio, California

  • Bonnaroo | Manchester, Tennessee

  • Austin City Limits | Austin, Texas

  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | New Orleans, LA

  • Shambhala | BC, Canada

  • Afropunk | Brooklyn, New York

ART

  • ART BASEL

  • MUTEK

DESIGN

  • nEOCON

TECH / INNOVATION

  • CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK

  • FUTURE FESTIVAL

  • INNOVATION SUMMIT

  • CES

  • SXSW

  • AWE USA

  • ART + TECH FESTIVAL

WELLNESS

  • NATIONAL WELLNESS CONFERENCES

  • WELL SUMMIT

LOCATIONS


PRICING

Once all costs are determined, we will be able to assess the pricing structure.

NEXT STEPS

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Select and develop tools to effectively manage the scope of the project 


DESIGN

  • Refine new design elements 

  • Create rendering and model of new design

  • Create storyboard for visuals

  • Determine if we will be licensing video and/or audio content

  • Determine sound experience concept, whether a pre-produced musical score will be developed, utilize pre-produced meditation sounds, or custom production

  • Connect with sound designer to discuss audio concept 


INTERACTIVITY

  • Determine the design and implementation of the interactive musical (audio and visual) concept


  • Determine electrical needs

  • Create an electrical plan

  • Receive quote for distro and generator rental 

POWER & ELECTRICAL


  • Create vendor list 

  • Receive pricing from select vendors 

  • Have vendors develop a budget for fabrication 

  • DETERMINE AND Source materials

RESOURCES


  • Reach out to potential sponsors and investors 

  • Develop a Financial strategy and plan

  • Create an estimated budget 

FUNDING


  • Refine intention of space and name of experience 

  • Develop client-facing one-sheeter for overall intention of the IDR room to distribute to potential clients 

  • Continue indicating and connecting with locations to execute the wellness room 

MARKETING