Tangram Fitness

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - SPA / Fitness / Wellness
  • Company/Firm
    JG Neukomm Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Jean-Gabriel Neukomm
  • Design Team
    Alice Rose, Jianfei Zhao, Christopher Chew, Ran Tian
  • Architect
    Margulies Hoeltzli
  • Interior Designer
    JG Neukomm Architecture
  • Lighting Designer
    Lumen Architecture
  • Const. Company
    Top 8
  • Photographer Credit
    Scott Frances
  • Location
    Queens, NY USA
  • Client
    F&T / SCG America
  • Project Date
    Feb. 2023
  • Project Link

We are pleased to reveal the photos from the final phase of our work on Tangram, F&T’s mega development in Queens, NY. This fitness area serves both the hotel and the residences, and as such had numerous complexities to resolve in its location, access, and adjacencies. Poised above the complex’s elevated garden space, the fitness area enjoys the benefit of natural light, but is far enough away from the hotel rooms and residences to feel like a private space. On the fitness’s area’s West side are fantastic views of Manhattan’s skyline, not to mention glorious sunset views.
Designs for amenity pools can often feel like an afterthought, having harsh lighting and acoustics not conducive to a calming or pleasing experience. Given these concerns, our mission was to devise an aesthetically pleasing space which would simultaneously alleviate these usual lighting and acoustic challenges. The result was the fan-shaped ceiling which allows for recessed and soft lighting, as well as a space for acoustic waves to be broken up. Lighting reflectivity on the water’s surface is minimized through ambient light coves, and an acoustic plaster solution was proposed for the flat surfaces as well.

JG Neukomm Architecture’s mission is to design buildings, interiors and objects that are singular, timeless and beautiful.

Our practice combines an integrated methodology with a refined aesthetic sensibility to deliver resolved and resonant designs. We recognize our profound responsibility to consider humanity, materiality, impact and longevity at every scale, and boldly work towards actualizing the aspirations of our clients, bringing them to life as exquisite and tangible realities.

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