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Yoga Room

Architectural harmony for inner balance

Designing a luxury yoga room in Lagos, Nigeria

“There's a calm elegance to things that balance perfectly.”

Nestled within the lush garden of a private villa in Lagos, Nigeria, a luxurious annex designed by Forte Architetti offers the perfect retreat for morning yoga and fitness. The client’s brief was both simple and challenging: create a space that blends seamlessly into the surrounding garden, offers privacy for yoga practice and training, and provides stunning views toward the pool and surrounding landscape.

Balancing privacy and exclusivity

Located in the exclusive neighborhood of Ikoyi, the size of the room was fixed at 45 square meters, requiring the design team at Forte Architetti to find creative ways to optimize the use of the available space while maintaining a sense of exclusivity and privacy. The initial design was met with immediate approval from by the client and exemplifies the attention to detail and understanding that are key factors to any successful project. Yet, just like in yoga, architectural harmony comes from the process and the pursuit of a balance between the single elements. This can be seen in the decision to slightly elevate the structure taken at the beginning of construction, allowing for an abundance of natural light to flood the interior and creating a peaceful and harmonious environment.

Luxurious materials and high-end details

The materials and finished specified for the project were carefully selected to withstand the peculiar climate conditions of the area, with a unique double-sloped roof featuring insulated panels to keep the heat out of the volume entirely made of steel: a choice that allowed the team to install gym rings for a variety of physical exercises. The flooring was also thoughtfully considered, with the use of anti-trauma decking to create a safe and functional in-house gym. From the equipment to the large TV, no detail was spared in the creation of this high-end retreat. Stepping outside, the windows, in the same material and design of the beautiful pergola, open outward, inviting in the fresh air and creating a sense of openness and connection to the garden. A functional gutter helps divert any heavy rainwater away from the building, ensuring that the outdoor area surrounding the annex remains usable and enjoyable all year round. This makes it the perfect spot for a post-yoga relaxation session, where the owner can unwind and take in the peaceful surroundings.

Thoughtful design to elevate life

The yoga room by Forte Architetti is more than just a space for physical activity, it is a true oasis of calm and inner tranquility, offering a welcome respite from the stresses and demands of daily routine and its harmonic design is a testament to the transformative power of architecture to enhance the quality of life.