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Our client came to us with the desire to create a purpose built yoga studio servicing a maximum of ten students and a teacher. Envisioning a serene and inspirational space that required complimentary amenities including a small office desk, bathroom and outdoor spaces for use during longer workshops and courses. The site was to the rear of the clients residence on a peaceful rural property in the hills of the Noosa Hinterland. A private pool area between the existing residence and proposed site as well as a neighbouring house to the south meant that privacy and noise considerations were important factors in the design. The proposed site’s views to the west and north-west look out towards tall gum trees and a natural bushland beyond.
This new custom built yoga studio provides a peaceful space to learn and practice yoga. The fresh and uncomplicated design focuses on the beauty of the building’s natural surroundings and offers a calm and inviting space within. Expansive stackable doors opening to the north-west, and smaller louvre windows strategically located on the southern wall allow natural light and ventilation to permeate the studio whilst importantly retaining privacy to the pool area and neighbouring property. High level windows over the doors in the north-west corner help to elevate this simple and effective design and give pleasant views of the sky and tree tops.
"We engaged the services of Brett Grimley and the Ecolibrium Team to bring my dream of a yoga studio to life. The Ecolibrium ethos fused with our own ideals as did their reputation for providing environmentally responsible and stunning structures.
Brett and his team listened to our brief and with his extensive knowledge and experience they were able to offer suggestions and create a design that exceeded our expectations. The end result is an aesthetically pleasing structure that merges beautifully with its natural surroundings. The way the light enters the space creates a serene and peaceful ambience, with the added environmental benefits of a reduction in the use of artificial heating, cooling or lighting.
We are so pleased with the end result and are grateful for the professional and easeful way it all came together under the guidance of Brett and the Ecolobruim Team."