November 15, 2019 | Updated: November 26, 2019


Oriental design takes over at the Temple Club in Paris

This old 17th Century mill becomes an elite sports centre with oriental technique and aesthetics as the corporate identity.

Olivier Guyot’s architectural studio has unified the different fight rooms with an industrial-style interior design based on the natural and ceramic products from PORCELANOSA Group.

Considered as being a solitary, committed and noble sport, boxing demands great concentration and strategy in both theoretical and practical postulates. Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) the “king of Boxing” (title awarded by the World Boxing Council) once said that “hands can hit what the eyes do not see“, and it is precisely this motto which foresees the facts before they happen. This is what is learned at the Temple boxing club in Paris.

A mill turned into a ring

What was once a mill is now an elite sports club dedicated exclusively to the teaching and the practice of boxing. This reformulation of the space has been possible after the intervention of the Olivier Guyot architectural studio, which has banked on an industrial interior design with oriental touches through the natural and ceramic collections from PORCELANOSA Group.


That balance between the mind and the body is transferred to all the rooms in this club, built with natural wood and stone like slate (Airslate series of L’Antic Colonial), whose installation was carried out with the Politech Premium adhesive by Butech.

The use of this stone as a wall tile reminds us of those first oriental temples dedicated to meditation and wrestling. A philosophy which is enhanced with the Nairobi Crema Polido natural stone by L’Antic Colonial and the Samoa ceramic collection from Porcelanosa, the general dressing room floor tile is also used as a wall tile for the bathrooms.

In the Temple Club the design wins by knockout. 

Photos: Juliette Jem.
Architect: Olivier Guyot. 

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