In architecture, we have encountered a number of individual environments or entire buildings created specifically for a particular function. The opportunity to see or even design spaces where the main goal is based on experience or observation is rare. In other words, an architectural object that is not designed for use, but for more spiritual and psychological reasons such as yoga or meditation spaces.
For several decades, a set of oriental practices and techniques have strongly infiltrated the western world. A new program that, as architects, we must start solving more often, and that poses interesting challenges from the point of functional, environmental, and aesthetic.
These disciplines are completely focused on the human being, as they seek to work and satisfy their physical, psychological and spiritual needs, and that’s why it seems important to analyze how these needs are being met spatially by architects. Many of the operations taken in these spaces create enabling environments for reflection, introspection, healing, and therefore could also be applied in other relevant programs, such as housing, educational, hospital, and even office spaces.
In this article we bring you some tips you should consider in case you are going to design a meditation space, which is much more than a place for wealthy stressed-out city folk to flee in order to rest and recharge.