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Room Building; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Room terraces and building; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Outboors forum and room building, access to roof garden; Photo by Rafael Gamo
View form access to room towards temple building; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Ramp; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Rammoch terrace lounge; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Main temple entrance and access to ramp; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Ramp and gardens; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Forum / Temple building; Photo by Rafael Gamo
Forum / Temple interior; Photo by Rafael Gamo

SOGA, Sounds of Gaia, is a sound healing center located in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. It accommodates, in a 3,000 sq. m. plot and  1,500 sq. m. construction, an ecumenical forum / temple dedicated to sound, a professional sound recording studio, an outdoors forum, therapy rooms, coffee shop, store, offices and sleeping rooms.

One of the client’s desires for the conceptual design was that the figures and location of elements were to interpretate and use sacred geometry, alignment to constellations and stars, numbers and energetic centers, as well as universal accessibility and a high sustainable goals.

It’s architecture accomplishes an integrated design creating a scheme that searches a good solar and wind passive design and performance and optimizes functionality.

The project has a selection of local material with an earthly character, balanced with nature and respect for the environment.

The landscape was design with local endemic plants, including a productive garden which will supply the coffee shop. It also has a greeroofing that helps regulate temperature.

We added renewable technologies to water and electricity management.  Water: low consumption devices, rain harvesting, reuse, filters and water treatment plants. Energy: low consumption, natural lighting and solar photovoltaic panels and solar water heating.