The Urban Yoga


How does future architecture feel?

The Urban Yoga


How does future architecture feel?
Senses are the new brick.
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It has almost become a cliché opinion that urban environments distinguish the person from space, limit our freedom and cause stress. However, future architecture should not be considered as something that disturbs our harmony, but contributes to it.

The Urban Yoga using modern mediums - yoga, photography, video and the internet - communicates directly to those that are using space. It encourages them to feel and experience space by using their whole body, emphasizing the subconscious omni-sensory experience; it is not our focused vision, but what we smell, touch, see and hear without realizing that defines most whether we feel good in a certain environment.

The Urban Yoga forges a link between the self and the space, just as the practice of yoga brings oneself back in touch with the body. It is a call to action to design future architecture that is not only visually and technologically stunning, but also designed with a subconscious sensory experience in mind.



The Urban Yoga, Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua

The Urban Yoga, Photo: Jaka Vinšek

The Urban Yoga, Photo: Emilio P. Doiztua

The Urban Yoga, Photo: Primož Lukežič

The Urban Yoga, Photo: Primož Lukežič


Idea by

Anja Humljan
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Trnovska ulica 4
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Anja graduated at Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana, studied digital design (Denmark) and photomedia, video, sound (Australia). She worked as a designer in NYC and as an architect at Ecosistema Urbano Madrid. She exhibited at Venice Architecture Biennial and worked as a technical assistant at Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana. She funded Space Potential Lab, a platform for The Urban Yoga. The Urban Yoga Book is present in 15 countries and has been detailed in world’s most renowned media outlets.

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