Yoga Studio and Garden is sited behind an existing 1920’s “Airplane” style bungalow in Houston, Texas. The ground floor below the studio is a naturally ventilated space with sliding glass doors that open onto a garden with a pool. It serves as both a garage and at times a space for entertaining. The second level contains an open yoga studio that doubles as a guest room. A single piece of cabinetry divides the room into two zones. Incorporated into the cabinet panels are a Murphy bed, desk, closets, sliding glass doors and compact bathroom fixtures. Privacy and sunlight are filtered through an exterior hardwood screen. The screen produces different densities and “noise” patterns as it wraps the building and exterior stair. A series of computed, randomized scripts were written to develop the screen’s varied pattern.
Photographer: Paul Hester, Hester+Hardaway