Eastwest Architecture adds charred-cedar gym to garden of London home

Eastwest Architecture has sunken a compact gym into the garden of an east London home, featuring bright birch-lined interiors and a mirror wall that creates the illusion of a larger space. The London-based architects were commissioned by a homeowner in Walthamstow to design a space to workout at home, compensating for the lack of gym facilities in the local area. The

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Diagonal beams create irregular windows for sports hall by Schemaa

A+Awards: angular polycarbonate windows create tessellating shapes across the facade of this gymnasium in France’s Champagné region, a winner at this year’s Architizer A+Awards. French architecture studio Schemaa designed the Nathalie Mauclair Multisports Hall as an extension to the Jean Rondeau gymnasium, creating larger facilities for local schools and sports clubs. The architects wanted to match the height of the

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Architecture Microclimat completes Ontario fitness centre for body builders and gymnasts

Canadian studio Architecture Microclimat has created a simple athletic facility in Ontario with a lofty ceiling that enables gymnasts to hang high in the air (+ slideshow). Called La Taule, or The Slammer, the new light-filled gym is located in Waterloo, a city in southern Ontario. Rectangular in plan, the 390-square-metre building features an asymmetrical gabled More

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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple adds timber-clad spa to its House 22 in Nova Scotia

A wooden boardwalk leads inside this timber-clad gym and spa building, designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects to accompany a residence on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast (+ slideshow). MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple – whose founder Brian MacKay-Lyons won Canada’s most prestigious architecture award in 2015 – designed the small wooden building to accompany the two blocks that make up House 22, More

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Vietnam spa by MIA Design Studio features latticed walls, hanging gardens and pools of water

White latticed screens and trailing planting shade the glazed facade of this Vietnam day spa, by MIA Design Studio, from the midday sun (+ slideshow). The Ho Chi Minh City studio added banks of planting to the facade and inner courtyard of the five-star Naman Spa report in Danang, northern Vietnam, to create an “oasis of tranquility” for […]

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