IBUKU's Yoga Pavilion Connects People with Nature

By: Joey Haar - Nov 28, 2016
References: ibuku & archdaily
IBUKU, an Indonesian architecture and design studio, created a new yoga pavilion for the Four Seasons hotel in Bali, Indonesia. The pavilion's roof is reminiscent of a turtle's shell, a design choice that is in harmony with the nature of the region -- sea turtles are common around the islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

IBUKU specializes in bamboo structures, and its yoga pavilion design is an example of the strength and flexibility of the wood as a building material. There were several reasons behind the choice of bamboo for the Four Seasons' yoga pavilion. Firstly, it is a natural material, further connecting those in the structure to nature. Second, IBUKU describes the wood as "yoga in architecture," with a flexibility, beauty, and grace that mimics the human body's form during yoga sessions.