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Equinox club opens with 270-degree harbour view

Luxury leisure club operator Equinox is offering its members sweeping harbour views while they work out at its latest location in Boston, Massachusetts. Equinox Seaport, which is the brand’s 90th global club, offers a 270-degree view of Rowes Wharf, surrounding developments and the harbour. The 35,000sq ft (3,252sq m) club sits on Boston Harbour and has been designed with black granite, exposed steel, black oak and polished wooden floors. It features group fitness, yoga, pilates and cycling studios, and offers
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An abandoned baseball field, a ravine and a floodplain? Architects Perkins+Will complete Toronto leisure centre challenge

The lead architect behind a major new community and fitness complex in Toronto has told CLADglobal how difficult landscapes and vacated brownfield sites can be transformed into high-functioning public facilities. Phil Fenech, principal of architecture firm Perkins+Will in Toronto, was project manager for York Community Centre – an aquatics centre, gym, health club and community hub constructed on the site of an abandoned baseball field. Located at a major arterial intersection to the north of the city, the building, which
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Demand surging for wellness communities, major GWI study reveals

Wellness communities are seeing high consumer demand, according to new research from the Global Wellness Institute due out in January. GWI researchers Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston presented key findings from their report, Build Well to Live Well, at the Global Wellness Summit being held this week in Palm Beach, Florida. Johnston and Yeung called the report “the most important research we’ve undertaken”. “It’s not just because it’s a hot new industry market – but because it’s about where and
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Human movement and tectonic forces inspire Montreal health club complex

A sculptural sports complex has opened to the public in Montreal’s largest borough, with a design that celebrates movement and human activity. The Complexe Sportif de Saint-Laurent, designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes and Hughes Condon Marler Architects, is a three-storey building located close to the city centre. The facility houses an indoor football pitch, two swimming pools, a gymnastics palestra, a multi-purpose events hall and training facilities. The centre is formed of two ‘floating’ angular volumes, one white and
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FaulknerBrowns reveal modular stacked design for Derby swimming complex

The city council of Derby, UK, has unveiled ambitious plans for a new swimming and leisure facility designed by international design practice FaulknerBrowns Architects and overseen by project managers Mace. The proposals include a ten-lane, 50m swimming pool; a leisure water area for families; a learner pool; a gym; fitness studios; a sauna; steam rooms; a café and a soft play area. The adaptable main pool will contain two booms and two moving floors, affording the facility the flexibility to
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Film production backlot inspires Equinox Century City club design

A luxury 30,000sq ft club inspired by a film production’s backlot has been unveiled in California by Equinox. Located in Century City, LA, and designed as a chic and aspirational venue, the panoramic club will include expansive locker rooms with luxurious amenities, a 4,000sq ft (371sq m) outdoor lounge and convertible wall systems that enable an indoor-outdoor programming experiences. “Taking aesthetic inspiration from a film production’s backlot, we utilised studio lighting, sound-proofing materials and lenses of film equipment as design
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The health club was designed with a series of air-filled ‘pillows’ on the façade to give an impression of lightness

Interview: Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck, whose first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s

"Le Nuage is a factory of energy for everyone and for the town of Montpellier"

Starck, who’s been breaking the rules since the 60s, talks about his ‘inflatable’ health club
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Philippe Starck furniture has been used throughout the facility, which is spread over five floors

Interview: Pumped up

Le Nuage opened in September 2014. Other recent projects include Café Ha(a)ïtza in Pyla-sur-Mer, France which opened in July, and the Yoo at Metropica condo, which has just broken ground in Miami
Philippe Starck has gone back to his roots with his ‘inflatable’ health club in Marseille, France. We take a look around
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
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The health club was designed with a series of air-filled ‘pillows’ on the façade to give an impression of lightness

Interview: Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck, whose first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s

"Le Nuage is a factory of energy for everyone and for the town of Montpellier"

PROJECT: Le Nuage club
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

"Even small changes to design can have a huge knock-on effect in terms of getting people active."

Jacqueline Bennett looks at whether, by adopting a new approach to design and city planning, we can make our cities – and their populations – well again
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Splashes of colour contrast with the neutral walls and flooring in the restaurant. Philippe Starck furniture has been used throughout the facility, which is spread over five floors

Interview: Pumped up

Le Nuage opened in September 2014. Other recent projects include Café Ha(a)ïtza in Pyla-sur-Mer, France which opened in July, and the Yoo at Metropica condo, which has just broken ground in Miami
Philippe Starck’s first company was set up to create inflatable objects in the 1960s. Almost 50 years later, as his ‘inflatable’ health club in Montpellier, France celebrates its first birthday, we take a look around
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