Articles tagged Leisure

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Leisure clubs in China aren’t just for grown-ups – they’re for the little ones, too

Suzhou, China – X+Living's Loong Swim Club is a fairy-tale-like sports centre catered to kids' entertainment and parents' leisure.

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Through an urban intervention project, a tree grows in Beijing

Beijing – Surrounded by dilapidated residences, an exterior annex near an office building turned youth apartment brings the joy of nature to a tough environment.

Gymnasium du Bon Lait by Dietrich Untertrifaller. Photos Julian Lanoo
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A wooden monolith by Dietrich Untertrifaller crowns the district of Bon Lait

LYON – Dietrich Untertrifaller completes a public gymnasium flooded in natural light through a series of truncated wooden pyramid skylights.

Chengdu Zhongshuge by X+Living. Photos Shao Feng
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X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages

CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.

The balance-of-energy concept characterises the interior, generating a smooth flow of circulation throughout the building.
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Mikou Design Studio balances energy for a Parisian pool retreat

PARIS – A double-layered skin creates depth-defining façades, mimicking the elliptical patterns created on the surface water.

Stade Vélodrome’s new roof canopy has become one of the Marseille’s most recognizable objects.
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Stade Vélodrome by SCAU

MARSEILLE – In anticipation of the 2016 European Championship, Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome has been transformed by Paris-based architects SCAU, and local architect Didier Rogeon.

The stadium’s roof provides shelter from the city’s tropical heat to its 55,000 occupants.
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Singapore Sports Hub by DP Architects and Arup Associates

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Sports Hub offers a multifunctional programme, the largest free-spanning dome in the world and sweeping views of the city.

Rather than containing all the activities within, the new harbour bath provides access to the open sea.
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Faaborg Harbour Bath by Urban Agency and JDS Architects

FAABORG – The latest Danish harbour bath turns its famous precedent inside out in the hope of attracting more users.

The architects describe the building as 'a large tree-trunk that has been laid horizontally.'
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Pierres Vives by Zaha Hadid Architects

MONTPELLIER – An archive, library and sports department inhabit Zaha Hadid Architects' design in southern France, which exploits chamfered contours and deep concrete volumes, supporting the …

Natural light will enter inside through transparent ceiling openings.
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Piscine du Fort

PARIS – Mikou Design Studio has won a competition to realize a 4000-sq-m swimming pool in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.