the preserve


joshua i. f. jones


hospitality and retail



G2LD was proud to be a part of the fitness facility dubbed 'The Most Beautiful Gym in the World' by Paper City Magazine and crowned 'One of the 16 Most Beautiful Luxury Gyms in the World' by Men's Journal. With the facility's slogan being 'Nature. Inspired. Fitness', one of the primary goals was to bring the outside in, increasing the connection between clients and the natural world, even when Houston's climate calls for full air conditioning. Lighting was a key element in promoting the feeling of daylight throughout the space. Attention was given to light levels, in order to balance the quantity and color temperature levels of daylight from the ample windows, and comfort level-with a diffuse wash being preferred for most areas. One area in which the lighting departed from the natural feel is the Spin Room. In this cardio-centric room, color-changing LEDs, which correspond to the music and wash the space in light, create movement and keep the energy level high.

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