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New Passivhaus leisure centre by GT3 Architects will reduce energy costs by 60%

Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first Passivhaus-certified leisure buildings in the world. The new Spelthorne Leisure Centre in Staines, Surrey – which will be owned by Spelthorne Borough Council – has been designed by GT3 Architects and Passivhaus specialists Gale and Snowden. With sustainability and wellbeing at its core, the building will be optimised to reduce energy in use by up to 60 per cent, compared to other new-build leisure centres
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Life Time repurposes redundant shopping mall as massive fitness resort

Health club operator Life Time has opened a luxury fitness and athletic resort experience at Northshore Mall, a former shopping centre in Peabody, Massachusetts, US. The 210,000sq ft Life Time Northshore – situated within the Greater Boston area – is marketed as a first-of-its-kind destination and is spread across three floors, as the operator has taken over the entirety of the former shopping mall. The company has its own real estate, construction and architecture arm driving its developments (details here
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Plans revealed to build world's deepest pool, Blue Abyss, in the UK

Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK, which would house facilities serving the spaceflight, sports science and healthcare communities. The £150m Blue Abyss project would see an aquatic centre, housing a 164ft (50m) deep pool built at the Aerohub Enterprise Zone at Cornwall Airport. The project is led by a privately-funded company that is now in the process of applying for planning permission. Blue Abyss has been designed by British architect Robin Partington, who
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Hal Architects-designed Sky Pool opens in London's Embassy Gardens

A swimming pool suspended 35m (115ft) above the ground and forming a bridge between two buildings has opened as part of a residential project in Nine Elms, south-west London, UK. Designed by HAL Architects, the 25m Sky Pool spans two buildings at the Embassy Gardens development, located opposite the new US Embassy. The pool has transparent walls and floor, which allows passersby to observe the swimmers – and those in the pool to see the ground. The pool is constructed
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Studio 1508 completes £100m revamp of Jumeirah The Carlton Tower

The Jumeirah Group has reopened the 186-room The Carlton Tower hotel, in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge following an 18-month closure for refurbishment. The 17-story building has been redesigned, with an extensive makeover costing £100m (€116.3m, US$141.1m). The five-star Carlton Tower originally opened in 1961 as London’s first tower hotel and was celebrated for being the tallest in the city at that time. Originally designed by Henry End – who was also responsible for the interiors of the Plaza Hotel
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Kimpton reveals biophilic forest bathing hotel suite

Glasgow’s iconic Kimpton Blythswood Square has launched La Chambre Verte, an immersive hotel suite experiment measuring the psychological and physical benefits of biophilic design. The hotel partnered with Scottish CBD skincare brand La Rue Verte, leading horticulturalists Benholm and award-winning DJ Brian D’Souza to create a multi-sensory experience combining biophilia with CBD rituals, meditation and sound therapy. Echoing the practice of forest bathing, La Chambre Verte is designed for the growing audience of wellbeing tourists seeking proximity to nature and
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WeWork opened its first gym, Rise by We, in New York last year

Interview: Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor

Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor will head up the team

"We will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measurably improve the lives of citizens"

High profile design hirings for the We Company
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The glass skybridge that links the towers houses an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as 
a residents’ bar and lounge

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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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The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102

Interview: James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

"We’re passionate about market disupters – companies with conviction and a will to change"

The founders of new microgym 1Rebel
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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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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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DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen

"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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