Spotting and doing pre-natal yoga

Emily Battaglia & Arundathi Dakshinamurthy
ARC620 | Fall 2020

A poche was created by making the ceiling lower and using large sliding doors leading to the outdoor to create a personal space for doing pre-natal yoga, with views to the exterior. The space required for spotting gymnastics is much larger, and needs a higher ceiling height, because of the vertical activity. Skylights were placed above the space for spotting because natural light is needed, but outdoor scenery can be distracting. A resting, neutral zone where both activitites can come together is incorportated in the middle of the space. Individuals can relax and rest. The roof is slanted, with a sun-light that has wooden shutter shades so that light can be controlled. The slanted roof also signifies the transition in activities.