Down Under Yoga
Fitness center interior renovation, 800 sf
A yoga studio in the upscale Brookline neighborhood outside of Boston. The space harnesses light, natural materials, and open-floor plans to create a sense of calm while respecting existing historic site conditions.
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Norian / Siani Engineering Inc.
CUSTOM FIXTURES, GLOWING AMBIENCE
Lighting is central to this space. The two yoga studios feature custom solar-inspired light fixtures which produce a natural glowing ambiance ideal for a meditative space. These are complimented by rows of custom wall-mounted uplighting that conceal distracting wiring and fixtures. The overall effect is warming and introspective.
BIRCH WOOD BENCHES
Custom benches made of beautiful, repurposed wooden planks supported by birch tree trunks line the entry space
HISTORIC MEETS MODERN
LIMESTONE FAÇADE, MODERN FRAME WINDOWS
The historic limestone façade is preserved, while a renovated exterior accommodates modern aluminum frame windows to invite additional natural light into the space.
About the Yoga Studio
The design goal for Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline was to create a tranquil space that would facilitate a mindful yoga practice for students. The site features an open reception area and two separate yoga studios. Repurposed birch tree trunks support beautiful wood planks in the entry space for a grounding, earth-forward feel, while a custom metal railing leads from the ground floor to the sub-level. In the studios, custom solar-inspired light fixtures produce a natural glowing ambiance ideal for a meditative space. A renovated exterior accommodates modern aluminum frame windows, inviting additional natural light while preserving the historic limestone façade.