Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) is pleased to announce that two hMa projects have won awards in the 2010 Faith & Form / IFRAA International Design Awards Program for Religious Art and Architecture. Infinity Chapel has won an Honor Design Award in the Religious Architecture - Renovation category and Won Dharma Center won a Merit Design Award in the Unbuilt Work category.
These and all winning entries will be published in the Winter 2010 Awards Issue of Faith & Form magazine. Read more about the awards program, Faith and Form magazine, and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture here.
detail: Infinity Chapel by hanrahanMeyers architects click here to see more images of the Chapel at hanrahanMeyers.com. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
The Infinity Chapel for the Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist features a cubic sanctuary deformed by light. The new sanctuary is a place where the sacred geometries of squares, golden section rectangles, and ‘spheres of light’ will surround worshipers. Three curving walls - one from the south, one from the north and one from the east - suggest the large spheres. These forms evoke the shape of a ‘Klein bottle’ or moebius strip, simple figures that suggest infinity by having no beginning and no end.
view of Meditation Hall: Won Dharma Center by hanrahanMeyers architects click here to see more images of Won Dharma Center at hanrahanMeyers.com, Post: Victoria Meyers architect
hMa's latest Green project for a spiritual group is the new Won Dharma Center compound to be located in Claverack, New York. This is to be a Green community designed with sensitivity to Nature and issues of Sustainable design.
The Won Dharma Center will be a retreat in rural, upstate New York for spiritual reflection and discussion. The property gently slopes toward the west, offering views of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. The buildings for the center, which include permanent and guest residences, an administration building and a large meditation hall, are placed in the northern end of the site, set back from the highway. The buildings are all oriented towards the west and south to maximize view and light, while each building is organized around an internal courtyard.