Tuesday, 30 June 2009


It's very difficult for the uneducated observer to understand what the jazzily named DV8 ("We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, down to earth, supportive and competant [sic] service") is doing, spatially, with this building from their 2D elevation rendering.
Helpfully, they provided the section below to explain the scheme better, so we can really understand the 3-dimensional complexity of the proposal, feel the play of light and sound, and have evoked for us the intricate mix of programmes that make this into so much more than a D&B leisure centre.HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Look at how the dance studio is evoked in this section as a place ideally suited to the joyous expression of the human body. And how the staff are given the best space in the building, dignifying their important role as guardians of the community's health and fitness.
1st year student... my mum can draw better... worst section I've ever seen... etc...


  1. The void is what you can view from the viewing gallery.

    This is an innovative design, which has done away with the need for unproductive features, such as stairs and lavatories. The underground staff bunker will be particularly useful in the event of nuclear war, ensuring that some fitness instructors will survive the firestorms to take their place in rebuilding society.

    On the other hand, this is crap: utter, utter crap.

  2. maybe they intend to breed new staff within the 'staff area'? Then again, that would require light and an air flow, which the proposed space doesn't require.

    On the plus side they've mastered the fade colour control in photoshop, so all is not lost.

  3. BD steals all its best stuff from me, these days: http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=437&storycode=3144026

  4. DV8 is more familiar to me (at least) as the monicker of Leeds's first lap dancing club. Perhaps they just branched out?

  5. To be fair, it's actually improved the look of Lowestoft.