Thursday, October 1, 2009

KOZ's Sports can go gay

What we mean by gay is happy and colourful. When you say sports center, you imagine shiny floor and boring gym facades. Not this one dude...

The sports and leisure center is located in a row of quiet small houses in Saint Cloud, France. This oddity is causing a stir that leaves an imprint to the neighborhood. It is like Goliath with overdone make-up is trying to cuddle with little Davids.

It is like a huge toy where kids are drawn to. Minus the color coding crap which kids won't bother analyzing, it is the subconscious effect of distinguishing spaces through color that makes this building, psychotic.

Red is where you see the timid onlookers watch the players. The color is probably meant to make the sedentary, encourage to burn some calories. It could also be that red is about movement and blood.
The eye-catching building in the hood... Koz Architectes used tinted glasses to put happiness in the building.
It would have been nicer if the color of those fences matched the palette. It looks like a toy part that doesn't belong there.
Yellow is the color of the sun. duh.

This is where (above picture) kids are supposed to be hyper because the space is in red alert.

Indoor room in red alert.
Transition between walking and running...I thhhink.
Wall climbing with over-sized boogers. Feel free to add yours.

via Archdaily

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