Jury feedback summary
‘Sat House’ draws its name from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘true essence.’ The project carefully integrates the yoga house into the natural environment and proposes sustainable materials including hempcrete, timber piling and spruce shingles to create a building that is low-impact and regional in its sourcing of products. Its design uses symbolism - the pyramid as the form of the seated human body as well as a meaning for universal trinity. It is planned according to the cardinal directions and a simple grid of pure squares. The program is centered on a yoga space with views to the sky via a skylight within the roof. It features equal parts interior and exterior covered spaces to blend the building with its surroundings.