Trachtenberg Architects was engaged by a meditation center to provide overall master planning and architectural services for a new temple building. This project involves the design of a new temple in a contemplative garden. The design synthesizes modern functional and constructional requirement and ancient Indian Vedic or Vastu theories associated with the flow of human energy, harmonic proportion, and rhythm to create a sacred structure.
The main building serves as a home to a bronze statue of the founder and a place for group meditation and chanting for up to 50 people. Featuring large banks of doors on the east and west facade and retractable tent-like awnings, the building is designed to integrate the interior space with the exterior gardens so as to accommodate up to 150 people for special events.
Client: Meditation Center
Architect: Robert Nishimori, David Trachtenberg