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Workouts are with a view through one of world's largest glass panels in Invisible Studio-designed gym

UK-based architects Invisible Studio, founded by Piers Taylor, have designed a 150sq m (1,600sq ft) gym for the Newt Hotel in Somerset that they say has one of the largest glass panels in the world. Measuring 15m (49ft) wide and 3.3m (10.8ft) tall, the window is designed to give a clear and unbroken view of the garden over which it looks. The panel forms part of a bay the sides and top of which are also glass and along the
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WDL Interior Architects designs 'UK's first mental health club' for Hero by Joe Gaunt

WDL Interior Architects have designed what is described as the "UK's first mental health club", with four separate training zones – athletic, cardio, rejuvenate and stronger. The 10,000sq ft (930sq m) Hero Training Club in Manchester has taken two years to design and build and has four studios variously equipped with facilities to run classes including boxing, HIIT, indoor cycling, circuits, combat training, yoga, pilates and barre. The zones are accompanied by a dedicated wellbeing hub, with rooms created to
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Cactus uses immersive lighting gym installations to boost workout performance

Lighting design studio Cactus has partnered with cardio climbing gym operator Rise Nation to create two new studios that use programmable lighting embedded in the ceiling to help motivate individuals as they workout. Located in the Cherry Creek and Highlands suburbs of Denver, US, the gyms are fitted with modular LED units that can be combined together as large digital canvases to create immersive, multicolour lighting experiences. In this way, they can be used to create ever-changing, nightclub-like patterns to
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Pozzoni Architecture adds multipurpose immersive blackout studio to Formby Pool

Pozzoni Architecture has added a 60-person fitness suite and converted the original fitness suite into a ‘state-of-the-art’ multipurpose studio at Formby Pool in Sefton. The new studio can be fully blacked out and features a music and LED lighting system that can be used to create tailored immersive experiences. As part of the project, which was valued at £1m, an overspill car park was also added to the site. To ensure the extension complemented the existing building, a closely matching
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SHH designs Kobox's third nightclub-themed boxing gym in London

Nightclub-themed boutique boxing studio operator Kobox has opened a third London location, having briefed architects SHH to bring its brand to life with "unusual design elements". Situated in Marylebone, the latest studio combines features from entertainment venues like multicoloured lighting, blacklights and music with state-of-the-art gym equipment. The previous interior of the gym, which contained two cycling studios, was stripped away to create one large studio space. New slam walls and a lighting and sound system were then installed, metal
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Health club design and architecture is failing disabled consumers

Disability organisation Purple has claimed that health club operators and gyms are losing "millions of pounds of revenue" every year by "turning their backs on disabled consumers", with design and architecture and access some of the areas most in need of improvement. Purple is basing its view on a poll of 500 disabled people, conducted ahead of Purple Tuesday – an international event taking place on 12 November which focuses on changing the customer experience for disabled people. More than
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Interview: James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

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

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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 club has been designed to encourage socialising among its users, with several spaces for relaxation

Fit for anything

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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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: 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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