Boynton Canyon provides an otherworldly backdrop for Mii Amo, the destination spa designed by New York City’s Gluckman Mayner Architects. The firm – which has completed such well-known projects as the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe – utilised its artistic background to create in Mii Amo a haven that draws from its craggy red-rock setting, constructing facades of natural materials such as adobe brick, wood, and indigenous stone. Simple lines and the repeated motifs of water, earth, and sunlight mirror the terrain, imbuing an air of tranquillity. The entire resort, from its skylit Crystal Grotto to its adobe spa accommodations, evokes the sense of a living art installation utterly in tune with its ecological setting.
Sedona, Arizona, USA