tai chi studio design concept located in downtown san luis obispo, california. The studio replaces an unnecessary parking lot and utilizes the waterfront space along the creek running through town.
interior revealed structure
exterior detail of revealed structure extending to serve as railing on rooftop garden.
tai chi analysis: deconstructing the philosophy, motions, and breathing techniques into a visual representation which later informs the architectural planning, materials, and structure.
tai chi analysis: another deconstruction of a particular tai chi motion into 2d representation. this time focusing on the body's positions at different points during the act. Using this as inspiration to develop a pattern of movement within space and geometry.
elevation + section views
plan view. studio includes reception, cafe, changing rooms, + practice space. exterior includes patio by the stream, tree-lined side path, and ramp access to rooftop garden.