Relaxed and peacefulness evoke the interior and lighting design of this yoga studio in an up and coming neighborhood. The lighting is meant to be appearing natural and simple, and the control and play of light and dark between spaces is intentional as each transition between the other. The choice of materials was key to the success of the feeling of light, and the choice of lighting locations and selection of lighting equipment was critical for both day and night. This project included both LED and fluorescent lighting and met the NYC Energy Code.
To create a unique and dramatic streetscape presence, the exterior facade is uplight by fixtures mounted to the base of the building. The interior lighting is soft and diffuse with minimal presence of light fixtures in the ceiling. Black pendants showcase the selling tables.
A florescent uplight cove, above the millwork, provides soft light to the joist ceiling. The plant wall is highlighted from floodlights between the joists. Black walls surrounded the check-in desk, leading towards the yoga studios. The black walls are lit with linear slots in the ceiling. The linear slots are regressed gypsum cavities painted black, containing bare lamp fluorescent channels.
The studio waiting area is calming and illuminated from diffused LED lights concealed within the skylight above. The surreal and relaxing studio is illuminated with centered coves, which appear to float by flanking reverse coves – one reverse cove contains a skylight.