The brief called for the design the five-acre landscape surrounding a Yoga retreat located in two, renovated, 17th century stone farmhouses. The setting is a hilly, mountainous terrain 3km from the nearest village. The brief included creation of a shaded, outdoor Yoga platform from which “large groups could practice yoga in the landscape protected from the sun”, expansion of the existing swimming pool area and building of an outside kitchen, as well as a series of private, meditation spaces dotted throughout the landscape. The planting of ornamental specimens has been purposely avoided. The existing olive trees, oaks, poplars, and the green fields define the landscape.
(The pictures taken with the drone are by @oepersson)