Origin and building of the Avirodha Studio
“During 2009 I came up with this idea that it would be really great to have a studio dedicated to the practice of yoga and other similar activities at home. However I did not want this to be just another studio or hall with little or no ambiance, but a special place where one can find tranquility and harmony within oneself and with the world. I therefore based the design and materials used on a typical Japanese tea house. This is a separate special place where Japanese people bond by way of performing a traditional tea ceremony.
The tea ceremony was developed as a "transformative practice", which began to evolve its own aesthetic, in particular that of wabi. Wabi, meaning quiet or sober refinement, or subdued taste, and is characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity, naturalism, profundity, imperfection and asymmetry emphasizing simple, unadorned objects and architectural space celebrating the mellow beauty that time and care impart to materials.
I also had this other crazy idea that I would build the studio myself in my spare time - really mad.
Anyway after one and a half years, the journey and the result. I hope the space is enjoyed by many.”
Victor - the designer & builder