Los Angeles Residence by Clive Wilkinson Architects: 2019 Best of Year Winner for City House

A new wife meant a new life. Architect Clive Wilkinson had two small kids, Elisabeth (now proudly Mrs. Wilkinson) had one teenager. Each needed a b...

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The Asfour Guzy Architects-designed dining room of Lumaca in New York City. Photography by Sasha Maslov. New York architect Peter Guzy is ac...
French conceptual artist Daniel Buren has put his signature stripes in subway stations, public plazas, and museums. His site-specific works use sim...
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As Part 2 of our look at the projects that have defined the first two decades of the 21st century—in Part 1 we asked leading architects and d...

Shelter by Esoteriko: 2019 Best of Year Winner for Small Health/Wellness

Feels like a spa, works like a gym. That catchphrase is embodied in Shelter, a multifunctional center occupying a two-story building in one of Sydney's harborside suburbs. In addition to a generous changing area, the 2,150-square-foot shedlike structure designed by Esoteriko had to accommodate four distinct programs: exercise facilities, ice baths, saunas, and a juice bar. The firm’s approach was a simple organization of spaces—defined by screens rather than walls for openness but some privacy—with a restrained and carefully considered materials palette.

A typical visit starts in the locker room, demarcated by sleek metallic screens. After a boxing or cycling class upstairs, members might indulge in an ice bath or a trip to the sauna, each unit sheathed in sun-bleached cedar paneling. They can then head to the light-dappled juice bar on the enclosed front veranda. Shaded by a timber-slat roof and surrounded by greenery, a hint of eucalyptus in the air, it perfectly captures the essence of the Australian lifestyle and landscape.

Photography by Tom Ferguson.
Photography by Tom Ferguson.
Photography by Tom Ferguson.

Project Team: Anna Trefely; Jess Mason.

> See more from the December/January 2020 issue of Interior Design

Monteverdi Tuscany Spa by Ilaria Miani: 2019 Best of Year Winner for Beauty/Spa

An entire medieval hilltop village is now a hospitality complex offering a culinary academy in a former schoolhouse, suites outfitted in furniture ...