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PROJECT
PARTICIPANTS
CLIENT
The Warehouse GYM
DESIGN FIRM
VSHD Design: Rania Hamed,
lead designer; Arianna Cardin
and Brian Agujo, designers;
Bryan Miranda, project
manager

2 This concrete will age
as well as the gym's
ultra-healthy members. The designers
strategically selected
materials that are
resilient to heavy use
and will develop an
authentic patina over
time. Contemporary
wall lights and natural
woods warm up the
otherwise cool space.
3 Think inside the box. A
semitransparent cube
in the middle of the
facility unites a trio of
former retail spaces
that were once rented
for three separate
functions. Hamed says
the suspended cycling
podium transfers
energy from the studio
to the gym floor.

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make sure that those spaces seamlessly flow in a very functional manner,
whereas every type of exercise has its
own unique area, but they all still open
onto one another to ensure that the
various users enjoy the gym's dynamism," explains Hamed.
To visually unify the zones, VSHD
designed the space around a central
semi-transparent box, giving fitness
buffs a sneak peek at the gym's other
offerings while providing just enough
privacy for working out. From a
distance, a suspended cycling podium
encased in glass makes it look like
pedaling cyclists are levitating. The
designers also defined the different
areas with customized LED lighting,
which is suspended overhead to
conceal the ceiling services and can
be individually controlled by each
exercise zone.
For the main gym floor and
studios, the designers chose durable
materials such as locally cured
concrete bricks and gold-copper alloy
finishes, surfaces that are resilient to
heavy use and develop a patina over
time. Exposed concrete columns and
an oversized street art mural spanning one wall add an urban edge.
"We were determined to refrain
from using the usual materials found
in most health clubs," says Hamed.
Solid bricks were modernized with
polished alloy for a touch of subtle
sophistication, creating modes that
the designer describes as "elegant,
warm and muscular."
Over the past several years,
workout spaces have seen a long
overdue facelift. But the Warehouse
GYM offers an alternative from the
typical over-designed upscale fitness
concept. High-end materials, a muted
color palette and careful space planning produce a sanctuary where the
human body is the most valuable
machine. This is one fight club passersby can't help but talk about. 


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From the Editor
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Muscle Tone
Bdwest Preview: Real Results
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Exit Interview
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Boutique Design - January/February 2019 - From the Editor
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