Nestled in the corner of an apartment building plot, between a driveway and the compound wall, this is a small project housing a personal gymnasium and meditation space. To make the intervention discreet in the already densely built site, much of the building is tucked under the ground. The tight linear block is almost opaque from the outside and punctuated wioth courtyards that filter in gentle light into the interiors.
These courtyards are the essence of the building. Lined with wood, stone and weathered copper screens and landscaped carefully with frangipanis and other trees, they set a peaceful tone for retreat from the without.