Yoga Studio Uses Curved Cork To Create A Soothing Space To Help Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Victims

01/30/2012

SSD Architecture has used curved cork flooring which is analogous to petals of the black lotus in this Yoga studio. The cork extends from the flooring and curves up the wall to represent the ground that we stand on.

Black Lotus Yoga  is a non-profit studio dedicated to offering yoga practice as a transformational tool, particularly to those suffering from post-traumatic stress. Budgetary constraints were taken as an opportunity to explore and express the client’s elemental approach to yoga as a ‘simple, well-intended, and imperfect practice.’ The design solution was to abstract the site into two materials: the ground and the sky. Like the practice of yoga, the ground (bendable cork) and the luminous sky (fire-retardant tyvek) merge in the space between (the body) in ways that are both functional and symbolic.

Via Black Lotus Yoga

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