A proper boxing gym should be dark, dirty and a little smelly, but DAMN! this is a cool space!! Designed by FT Architects for the Kogakuin University in Tokyo.
The project consists of two buildings, an archery hall and a boxing club, standing a few hundred metres apart on the grounds of Kogakuin University in west Tokyo.
The formal rituals of Kyudo (Japanese archery) and the very physical nature of boxing may appear worlds apart. However, surprisingly, the two facilities share a number of commonalities.
FT Architects used locally sourced timber for the construction of both buildings. "Small timber sections, normally reserved for furniture making, were chosen for the archery hall, and timber deemed defected because of insect damage, for the boxing club,"