Exercise Pavilion for a Bachelor

Full-Service Architecture

When our bachelor client asked us to design a backyard pavilion to be used as a yoga studio, we took that to mean a place where he could entertain his dates in a Zen environment. Our scheme takes advantage of the drama of the rocky site but tempers it with the tenuousness implicit in a cantilevered glass cube. A massive, board-poured concrete block anchors the building to the ledge-rock, while the lighter-weight, glass projection slides out through the concrete frame, suspended over the jagged landscape below. The ruggedness of the concrete responds to the character of the immediate site while the glazed volume ensures a bright space in which to be one with nature with views to the forest and koi pond beyond.