Project name: Estudio de Yoga
Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto
  • Location: Guadalajara, México
  • Contractor: Gruval
  • Iron and Woodwork: Alica
  • Electric: Incoesa
  • Floor Plan Area: 84 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Design Team: Carlos Ruiz Palomino, Karen Camacho
  • Photographs: Fernanda Leonel
  • Structural Design: Cero Motion - Juan Jesús Aguirre

The project is situated on the roof of an existing house where the yoga teacher lives. The space was already limited by the 2 walls on each side of the yoga studio. The main elements to me designed were the roof, the north and south facades, the entrance and a small fitting room. The list of materials was shortened to basically three: steel, glass and wood. On the south facade is the entrance with a monumental 12 foot door with glass pane, next to the door is the fitting room. Entrance and fitting room are contained in a large wooden frame. The rest of the south façade is a balcony with large glass and steel doors. The main space is divided by to stages. The entrance level serves as entrance and has access to al props and the balcony. Going up the stairs takes you to the class area. The roof is solved by a very simple pitched roof structured with wooden beams and a central steel main beam. Lighting design was essential to the proposal, with a programable setup for meditation, class and relaxation, lighting is always indirect and adjustable.