New York, New York
The design and construction of a new exercise studio for New York City fitness powerhouse, Barry's Bootcamp, was our second project for this client. The retail, check-in and juice bar areas were conceptualized as a large interior billboard that stretches the entire length of the space along busy Sixth Avenue near the Holland Tunnel exit. The company's camouflage pattern was enlarged and signage was illuminated for greater visibility. Emphasizing the industrial aesthetic of the brand, the existing ceiling structure was cleaned and exposed and the floors were stained and sealed, including a "floor camouflage" pattern that is reminiscent of the paths of a bootcamp-type obstacle course.
The signature fitness studio is located on the main level and includes extensive acoustical measures to limit music and sound transmission. New to the fitness studio experience at Barry's is a custom-designed set of "monkey bars" that is used for resistance training.
Locker and supports spaces are located on the lower level which is accessed via a new steel/concrete stair and elevator. The base building features original foundations from the pre-Civil War era and is located on what used to be the edge of the Hudson River. Thus, because of water pressure issues, the plumbing for the lower level facilities could not penetrate the existing slab without great expense. Inventive engineering was employed to provide the plumbing services under a raised floor.
Fox 5 News Report | 18 October 2012
Photography credit: David Joseph