The husband-and-wife team of architect Robert Mills and yogi Lucinda Mills have expanded their Melbourne-based gym One Hot Yoga to Sydney. Located within walking distance of the city’s iconic Opera House and harbour, the studio could not be better positioned.
Former tenants of the 1930’s Art Deco building include the Australian Broadcast Commission, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, as well as and one of the city’s first supermarkets. Mills has brought his interior design expertise to the space, with a vision for how it will fit in with the neighborhood: 'the studio at the core is about balancing heritage and legacy with a bright, mindful vision of the future.'
Inside, the space is all about heat. One Hot Yoga extols the virtues of their hydronics heating system, meant to cut down on energy use and control humidity levels; it’s hot yoga without the risk of dehydrated skin and dry eyes.
Brass details punctuate the space throughout, while timber surfaces and a generous amount of mirrors open the studio to light (and enlightenment.) Contemporary art in zen blue and white tones are integrated into the design, although the best aesthetic touch of all may be the East and West skyline views.