Victoria Meyers architect is pleased to announce that her firm, hMa, is featured in the latest issue of elemente magazine. To see the article, featuring hMa's Won Buddhist campus, go to the link:
Of Spirals and Voids .... The main meditation space was designed with special acoustical properties, to allow the sounds of the Buddhists bells to reverberate within the room. To read more about architecture and sound, look for Victoria Meyers architect's next book, 'shape of sound', to be published April 2014.
In upstate New York resides a very zen-like, very un-New York-like retreat. ... (to read more, visit elemente magazine's site, above).
Won Buddhist Retreat: Meditation Hall at dusk
FSC cedar used on all buildings. Zero-Carbon Footprint for the site design. To see more, visit element magazine, http://issuu.com/AngusMacKenzie/docs/elemente_iss17_finalnov1/93. The buildings were designed to weather naturally with the weather. The buildings are light unstained cedar. By next year, the buildings will all have weathered to a natural grey color.
Entry into the Meditation Hall. View toward Catskill Mountains, Claverack, New York.
Every building at the retreat (all five buildings) includes a large, commodius outdoor wood porch, as an ancillary, extra room.
Porch connecting the Dining Hall / Administration Building to the Meditation Hall.
Won Buddhist is a 30,000 square foot Buddhist Retreat in Claverack, New York. The Retreat has five buildings: four residence halls, and one meditation building. The four residence halls all have a spiral shape (which is why the article is titled: 'of spirals and voids). The meditation hall is rectangular (the inspiration for the meditation hall was the sculpture 'untitled' by David von Schlegell at Storm King Art Center, in upstate New York).
Won Buddhism is a Korean sect, and the Retreat is sponsored by Won Buddhism of North America. The Retreat includes permanent housing for retired monks from the Won Buddhist sect.
To read more about the Won Buddhist Retreat, follow the link to the article in elemente magazine, or visit the hMa website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com.