The Megaformer Lab fitness studio is located in the commercial district of Shankangli, Shanghai, offering customers new low-impact and high-strength exercises and fitness courses. The designer tries to make this place look like an enclosed field of energy, to bring out a brand image featuring heat accumulation and vitality.
Design try to keep privacy during independent training sessions while enable good interaction with the community. The designer uses a floor-to-ceiling window facing the street to enable visual interaction between exercisers and the outside world, thus introducing a unique open environment that brings the unique image of Shanghai street life into the studio. Meanwhile, the interior of the studio becomes part of the street scene, reflecting the designer’s effort to make the community more vibrant.
[The core field of energy]
The designer divides the space into three functional areas: front, middle and rear. The front area is the sign-in area, the middle area is the training area (the core field of energy), and the rear area is the dressing and service area. On the premise of preserving the original steel structure roof, two arc-shaped walls are used to form a rounded sports venue which constantly emits vitality and heat from its center.
[Hot-rolled steel plate wall]
The whole space is created using hot-rolled steel plates and dark gray texture paint as the main materials to visualize experience of stability, strength and heat. A variety of dark tone materials are used to form a contrast of rich lines and textures.
Depending on special texture and processing characteristics, hot-rolled steel plates are interlaced up and down to cover the arc-shaped walls, forming the shape of a cooling fin and air outlet. Red linear lights are hidden inside the steel plates to highlight the visualized form of heat, industrial elements and electric style.
[The circular duct deviced]
The top of the field of energy is composed of a semi-transparent PVC duct combined with a flexible-colored linear LED strip to form a circular lighting device illuminating the main body of the space, showing industrial elements and dynamic structural forms. The low-tech and democratic visual center gives the space a futuristic charm.
In order to avoid top glare during the training process, the space is illuminated by diffuse reflection from all angles. Wall washers are installed inside the roof’s I-shaped steel trough, while light strips and mirror refection are applied as the main illumination source.
In the front desk area, a shelf serving as a capsule toy distributor is hanging above the counter, enabling interesting watching and waiting interactions. The shelf is created based on a rolling ball track, which uses a verified arc slope to roll down capsules from a high place. The designer’s purpose is to transform static display and traditional sales into an interactive experience that can be viewed.
项目名称：The Megaformer Lab 健身工作室
设计方：uncertain lab / 无定设计
项目设计 & 完成年份：2020.11 & 2021.03
摄影版权:UJ studio & uncertain lab