UNStudio references luxury yachts with marina and clubhouse on China’s Xi River

UNStudio’s Keppel Cove Marina and Clubhouse provides a hub for maritime activities in Zhongshan, China. The waterfront clubhouse is located on the banks of the Xi River. Designed by UNStudio’s Asian office, which is based in Hong Kong and Shanghai, it is styled to replicate the look and experience of a luxury yacht. “The concept for the clubhouse was

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Scooped rooflights and sinuous forms define Strasbourg tennis clubhouse by Paul Le Quernec

The flight path of a tennis ball informed the curving interior of this clubhouse in Strasbourg, which features dome-like skylights, a serpentine bar and brightly coloured floors. Local architects Paul Le Quernec rebuilt the centre to include a series of swooping forms that reference the movement of a tennis ball. This resulted in a central pathway that curves around volumes with rounded walls. The Tennis Club includes

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Sandstone-clad blocks encircle central square at island clubhouse in Jiaxing

Sandstone blocks face into a central courtyard to create this fortress-like clubhouse by More Architecture and Aim Architecture, which is set on an island in Jiaxing. Shanghai-based More Architecture and Aim Architecture designed the 16,000-square-metre Jiaxing Island complex for a site on the edge of the city, which is set between Shanghai and Hangzhou in China’s Zhejiang Province. Water surrounds

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Soho House and Michaelis Boyd turn derelict farm into luxury members’ hotel

Soho House & Co’s in-house design team and London architects Michaelis Boyd have overhauled a run-down farm in Oxfordshire to create Soho Farmhouse – a hotel that combines English countryside style with “upstate New York cabin culture” (+ slideshow). Soho Farmhouse occupies a 40-acre site in Great Tew, near Soho House founder Nick Jones’ own More

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects reveals plans for clubhouse and spa over a Chinese lake

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has begun work on a granite clubhouse and spa complex, which will be set in the centre of a lake in southern China to serve the residents of exclusive villas. The complex by the Danish firm will comprise three granite-clad blocks with concave roofs, which will be linked at their corners to provide a 3,160-square-metre space. The More

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Gwyneth Paltrow enlists Gensler to design Hollywood members-only club

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is working with architecture firm Gensler to develop a branch of the private Arts Club on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. Paltrow and Arts Club chairman Gary Landesberg purchased the 132,000-square-foot (12,300 square metres) plot that was once the flagship of erotic boutique Hustler for the members’ club. The pair have enlisted the help More

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MVRDV completes Amsterdam tennis clubhouse with seating bowl on the roof

The roof of this bright red tennis clubhouse by Rotterdam firm MVRDV doubles up as an expansive seating area for game spectators (+ slideshow). Located in east Amsterdam on one the artificial islands that make up the city’s IJburg neighbourhood, the building provides a new facility for a tennis club established in 2008, which already […]

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Estudio Ramos completes concrete sailing clubhouse on Argentina’s Paraná River

An angular concrete box has been stacked on top of a rectilinear one to create the form of this yachting club facility near Buenos Aires (+ slideshow). The clubhouse was designed by local firm Estudio Ramos for a plot in the Nordelta district, a gated community within the suburb of Tigre to the north of the Argentinian capital. Related story: […]
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Golf clubhouse designed by GRAS to resemble “a rock in the middle of the course”

The walls and roofs of this golf clubhouse in Mallorca are clad in local stone to give the building a homogenous appearance that emphasises its angular monolithic form (+ slideshow). Designed by local studio GRAS, the clubhouse is located at the Golf Santa Ponsa club on the west side of the Spanish island. It provides facilities for players […]
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