International Orange Spa Yoga Lounge
in collaboration with Philip Banta and Associates
San Francisco, California
The founders of International Orange are young, highly motivated women who had a vision to create a hip yoga lounge in the posh Pacific Heights neighborhood. They had a limited budget, so the challenge was to provide a design that was effective but economical. The solution was to maintain a simple, standard design but with a few special features to accent the space. The result was a straightforward layout of therapy rooms using white paint and standard construction. The special feature is an oval shaped therapy room at the center that also defines circulation. Inexpensive solutions include white canvas curtains in lieu of interior wall partitions, Ikea shelving and storage for retail spaces, and recycled, reclaimed hardwood floors.