Ivy Studio selected the fabric palette for the indoor biking facility to mirror the monochrome branding of ELMNT, a boutique health club offering areas for yoga, spin, barre and excessive depth interval coaching (HIIT).
Black runs closely all through the 1500-square-foot (139-square-metre) studio however is meant to offer a distinct ambiance between the calming foyer space, with lockers and altering areas, and a spin room for “pleasure and power”.
“Though each areas are united by the model’s all-black color palette, they every recommend opposing ambiances,” mentioned Ivy Studio.
ELMNT’s house, which occupies the bottom ground of a residential constructing within the metropolis’s Griffintown neighbourhood, options uncovered concrete columns and concrete flooring within the foyer.
That is teamed with built-in furnishings made out of black stained oak and reflective laminate.
Amongst these is a black wood bench main from the doorway door alongside a glazed wall after which round an present column. A black plant pot crammed with greenery is tucked right into a nook on the opposite aspect of the column.
Going through the bench is a curved black wall that wraps across the studio’s gender-neutral altering rooms, together with 4 showers coated in black tiles.
Earlier than getting into the studio, class attendees decide up their allotted spin-bike footwear – specifically designed to click on into the bike pedals – from black shelving. They’ll additionally retailer belongings in black lockers and replenish their water bottles from a cylindrical black fountain.
The spinning room is meant to offer a extra electrical ambiance.
“A sequence of color-changing LED lights span throughout the ceiling from one finish to the opposite,” mentioned Ivy Studio. “The partitions are surfaced in acrylic mirrors that distort the reflections of their topics.”
Ivy Studio is led by architects Gabrielle Rousseau and Philip Staszeksi in Montreal.
The agency has accomplished numerous inside initiatives within the metropolis resembling a dry cleaners that’s modelled on a Parisian condominium, a grungy, tropical restaurant and a stark white boutique.
Pictures is by Alex Lesage.
Mission workforce: Kyle A Goforth, David Kirouac, Guilaume B Riel, Gabrielle Roussea and Philip Staszeweski