AIA's 2011 Small Project Awards - Meditation Hut III “Victor”, Champaign, IL Jeffery S. Poss Architect Print E-mail
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Meditation Hut III “Victor”,

Champaign, IL

Jeffery S. Poss Architect

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Entry to the hut is through an obscured door detailed like the cedar walls.  Inside an oversized window opposite the entrance immediately pulls the view back outside to a composed view of mature trees.  Adjacent to this is a miniature tea cabinet.  A raised platform in the main space supports three tatami mats.  Throughout the day water reflections are projected onto the soffit.  The roof channels rainwater to a central spout over the pond.  A horizontal window in the tatami room frames a meditative fragment of water.  The floor of glossy ebonized birch has the sensation of a deep still pool - the grass tatami mats become an island within an island.  The result is an interior volume that is protective and serene but alive with subtle energy.

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