Yoga Studio

the brief

Welcome to the Yoga Sp8ce Studio


  • Best of houzz 2017 – Design
  • Construction & Engineering Awards 2016 – Build 2016

This calming and minimal studio was commissioned by the owner of Sp8ce Yoga, who wanted to provide her yoga students with a stunning and peaceful environment that would be perfect for classes. Situated just across the garden from her house, it was important that the design promoted a quiet and soothing environment, while still offering everything an experienced yoga practitioner, or the yoga curious, could want. The studio’s design is based on an elongated cuboid with a dramatic curved face along the rear elevation. This shape both echoes and plays upon the organic shapes already present in the garden to give a striking aesthetic that despite its size, remains entirely at peace with its surroundings.

the design process


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the design

Reclaim your inner sense of peace with a beautiful, natural-looking studio

This studio’s design is a harmonious coalescence of efficiency, sustainability and serenity. It’s the ideal destination for anyone’s yoga journey.

The living green or Sedum roof works in tandem with the beautiful cedar finish to blend the building into its natural setting and still be cool and contemporary. The Sp8ce Yoga Studio features several sets of large sliding doors that run along the entire front elevation of the building letting in natural light. On a summer’s day these can be opened fully so that visitors can feel the natural breeze as they exercise or meditate.

A large veranda surrounds the structure on three sides. This deck is finished with a unique timber called Kebony which is a wonderful sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods. Its environmental capabilities and strength make Kebony the perfect material in this setting.

The studio’s interiors are clad with a combination of cedar lining and painted plaster. The curved rear wall creates a focal point that softens the shape of the room. This gives a light, spacious and airy effect that compliments the space’s use perfectly. The natural light and ventilation amplify the tranquillity already emanating from the space.

Yet despite its airiness, this open and peaceful place is remarkably efficient. The design fuses excellent airtightness with high standards of insulation, a large overhanging soffit (to reduce solar gain) and low energy fittings all reduce the building’s energy requirements.

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