The good oil: garage becomes a yoga studio
Lana & Mercedes run a studio where they are known for going the extra mile for their yogis – we helped by creating a space that supports their approach to yoga
|At a glance|
|Location||De Baarsjes, Amsterdam|
Meet Lana & MercedesLana & Mercedes run a traditional, down-to-earth yoga studio with a lot of personal attention from the heart of Amsterdams de Baarsjes neighbourhood
Small Budget & an old garage - What is possible?
With a low budget and an old garage to convert we started by exploring what was possible with our clients - experience is key and we quickly created a priority list for all the small and large features that make practicing yoga better.
Balance & a warm floor
We created a studio that adopts a house in a house approach. The entry is the front garden, a place to catch your breath, store your gear, and catch up over a fresh mint tea which you can cut yourself from plants growing along the back wall. Stepping down into the small house you cross the threshold to the studio - a focused calm space centered on a small garden. The floor throughout is heated with painted cork in the studio & tiles in the bathrooms. Aside from the cork the only other materials are regular framing timber and birch plywood.
Collaboration was key
Lana & Mercedes have started to build a much loved local yoga studio - they tell us they
love that the space is a welcoming haven, sheltered from the bustle of city life.
A small, modest project this was a lot of fun to work on - trying to balance the space to support the practice of yoga in an old garage was a challenge that worked because of our close collaboration with our clients
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