Sayan, Bali, Indonesia – IBUKU
Area: 60.0 m2
If yoga is your ‘thing’, we may have found your Nirvana. You can find this marvelous yoga pavilion called Dharma Shanti Yoga Bale in a beautiful valley in Sayan, Bali, Indonesia.
Built using only locally grown bamboo and with a roof resembling a leaf, the structure ‘lies’ at the edge of the valley that opens up to terraced rice fields and the Ayung River beyond.
The pavilion was designed and built to incorporate certain yoga characteristics. First is of being at one with the environment. This translates to adding value to the site without leaving a heavy footprint.
Design team IBUKU, which specializes in using bamboo as the building material, also brings strength, flexibility and grace into the equation – things that are easily observed among yoga bodily postures.
“Bamboo is yoga in architecture. As a material, it has a flexibility that mirrors the practice of yoga, and a beauty and grace of form that people seek in yoga.” —Eka Wiradana
To achieve this the team took an anti-gravity yoga class which gave them a sense of the yoga practice.
“We put a lot of thought into how people move within the spaces we design, so in this case we had to swing upside down to understand it.” —Elora Hardy, IBUKU Founder
What do you think? Is this yoga heaven? Is this where you would want to spend your next vacation?
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