New York, NY
Pop - Up, Temporary Gym
Nike 45 Grand is a housed in a former auto repair shop in lower Soho. Through the large garage door, a round chapel-like wall comprised of frosted acrylic fins allows partial views into the space. The largest single space at 45 Grand—the centrally-located gym—is flooded with natural light from a large skylight above and light filtered through the milky-white acrylic fins of the round wall. At the rear of the gym space, a tiered stage/seat is endlessly reflected in surrounding mirror. This gym space is the nucleus of the project and is the main site of 45 Grand’s unique personalized training program.
The private lounge, up a discreet flight of stairs, is a stark contemporary space that also samples some of the comforts of a traditional boudoir. A wrapped, tufted, lounge provides the visitor with an opportunity for respite and review of individually curated performance clothing. On the opposite side of the space, apparel is displayed on a long counter that is lit from above through a funnel-like skylight fixture. Behind the counter, a special one way mirror flashes with ephemeral images, specific to the products being sampled.