ELLEdecor.it
X

Questo sito utilizza cookie, inclusi cookie di terze parti. Alcuni cookie ci aiutano a migliorare la navigazione nel sito, altri sono finalizzati a inviare messaggi pubblicitari mirati. Continuando la navigazione nel sito acconsenti al loro impiego in conformità alla nostra Cookie Policy, che ti invitiamo pertanto a consultare. Accedendo alla nostra Cookie Policy, inoltre, potrai negare il consenso all'installazione dei cookie

Elle Decor Italia

Fancy some low-cost renovation? Go for graphics!

Former car service turns into boxing-inspired gym: a feast of colours, new materials and underground feel

Former car service turned into fitness centre boasting a raw industrial feel in Linda-a-Velha, Portugal

A former car service now re-lives as fitness gym: discover the low-cost renovation project of a gym-club in Linda-a-Velha, Portugal, delivered by local studio Amatam.

In order to conceive Crossbox, architects had to understand the space qualities and make the most out of them both volume and graphic-wise. A graphic image was developed for the brand’s visual identity with the aim of emphasizing the underground spirit of the location that innately radiates a boxing inspiration. The club promotes a wide array of athletic activities, ranging from swimming and tennis classes to boxing training for both adults and kids, who are increasingly charmed by such recently reconsidered sport discipline.

As for the restyling specifics, the existing dressing rooms were totally refurbished, and new cabinets were installed in the back end of the Crossbox space. Designers João Amaral and Manuela Tamborino’s renovation strategy was actually quite simple: to benefit from pre-existing architectural elements – like the ramp, staircase, double high ceiling, walls and flooring – and reshape them through the use of color and innovative applied materials especially meant to fit the individual training needs. 

Oriented strand boards were employed to clad the walls and delineate the training area, while giving the space a stronger industrial twist and adding a layer of time-resistance to the walls. The chromatic game of contrasts between black and red is useful to identify the main areas in the training routine and visually play with spatial volumes: indeed, on one side the black covering of the ceiling and walls helps minimize the perception of the space scale, giving it a more human impression; on the other side, the red touches intentionally serve as an element of disruption to reveal the site’s real architectural dimension.

www.estudioamatam.com

READ ALSO:
Carlo Ratti a Parigi con una palestra galleggiante
La palestra di lusso più esclusiva di Berlino


by Paola Testoni / 8 February 2017

CORNER

Interior Decoration collection

[Interior Decoration]

Odette’s pastels

Soft pastel colors in a new French restaurant in Singapore

restaurants

[Interior Decoration]

Total-white loft space

Former workshop relives as ultra-bright open space loft

[Interior Decoration]

Funky hospitality in Amsterdam

Vintage hotel between design and glamour by the Amstel Station

Hotel

[Interior Decoration]

An urban boutique inn

New vintage hotel opens in Amsterdam's theatre district

Hotel

[Interior Decoration]

Superfast Tailor Made

The new Lamborghini atelier–dealership in Milan

designer shops

[Interior Decoration]

Japanese luxury in Tokyo

Luxury resort between contemporary decor and traditional hospitality

hotel

[Interior Decoration]

Former factory turns into coffee bar

Coffee bar in The Hague radiates industrial feel

Stile industriale

[Interior Decoration]

Cafè No. 19, Greek vintage

A new spot inspired by Melbourne’s old Greek delicatessens

restaurants

[Interior Decoration]

Tribeca living

Studio WORKac designs modern penthouse on New York's rooftops

attici

Hearst Magazines Italia

©2017 HEARST MAGAZINES ITALIA SPA - RIPRODUZIONE RISERVATA - P. IVA 12212110154 | VIA ROBERTO BRACCO, 6, 20159, MILANO – ITALY

Pubblicità | Link utili | Cookies policy | privacy policy siti web