Today we bring you a gallery highlighting a striking yoga studio in Surrey, England, crafted by Blue Forest Treehouse Design & Construction.
This space has been purpose built for a client who wished for a peaceful and inviting place to hold yoga classes, right across the garden from her home.
Meshing naturally within the surrounding environment, the structure is crafted into an elongated cube with a dramatic curved face along the rear elevation. Several sets of retractible sliding doors run along the entire front facade, intended to blur the line between indoor and outdoor settings.
The exterior is finished with a combination of cedar shingles and tongue and groove lining. Paired with the Green or Sedum roof, the exterior appears contemporary while blending perfectly with the natural woodland setting. A veranda surrounds the building on 3 sides; this deck is finished with sustainable timber.
The interior is finished with both cedar lining and painted plaster for a light, spacious, and airy feeling. The immense curved rear wall acts as a broad focal point, softening the shape of the room.
Natural light and ventilation add to the tranquil environment, providing spectacular views across the garden and nearby lake.
Adding to the environmental theme, the building is remarkably efficient with the doors closed, via tight air seals, strong insulation, and the large overhanging soffit.
This long view of the yoga studio in full use highlights the breezy, open feel with all doors fully retracted.
The bright and airy space is anchored by the curved cedar wall at left, lending a visual balance between the wood and white tones.
As demonstrated here, the space is perfect for encouraging the meditative mindset that yoga demands.
The rich, light toned cedar flooring makes a perfect platform for this yoga studio, illuminated by embedded ceiling bulbs and sunlight.
Here’s another close focus shot of yoga in action in this warm, natural space. The surrounding forest is visible throughout the interior.
Looking straight across the room from inside the focal curve, we can see the unique feeling granted by this shape.
From the front of the studio, we see the sustainable wood deck. With the large scale retractible glass doors fully open, the interior seamlessly blends with the outdoors.
Here we see the retractible folding doors completely closed, helping to conserve energy along with the large overhang.
From the side, we see through full height windows clear across the studio, to a pair of doors at the opposite end.
Close view of the cedar shingles forming the curved portion of the roof.
Taking in a wide view of the surrounding forest, we see how the studio meshes perfectly in its natural environment.
Viewed from across the garden, near the main home, the natural hued structure is an unassuming yet striking fixture in the environment.
Here’s a brief video tour of the unique yoga studio.
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