ZEM

Vidzeme, Latvia

2017

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The design proposal is for the conversion of a stone barn into a meditation center in a bucolic landscape. Beyond the existing structure, an underground addition accommodates the sum of required programs. The result is a spatial sequence that privileges tranquility, discovery, and reflection. While the exterior of the barn and its surrounding landscape appear intact at first glance, a series of visible micro-objects – stairs, skylights, ramps – hint at the architecture that is embedded within. Both below grade and above, daylight carves into the carefully tailored interior spaces, accentuating the clarity of architectural volumes.

 

Project collaborator: Clay Odom