shigeru ban completes zenbo seinei meditation middle on awaji island

zen wellness middle opens its doorways

 

Properly-known for his modern building methods, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has accomplished Zenbo Seinei meditation retreat, set atop a ridge on Japan‘s Awaji island. The wellness retreat takes form as a protracted and slender timber construction that offers the sensation of floating over its verdant panorama. Two metal columns emerge from the huge greenery and help your entire constructing, which spans 90 meters in size. With its attribute silhouette, the ensuing design presents guests panoramic views, accompanied by a sense of openness and rest.perched on an awaji island ridge, shigeru ban's zenbo seinei wellness retreat opens its doors

picture © Zenbo Seinei

 

 

celebrating timber and pure views 

 

The ZEN Wellness Middle opens its doorways to those that want to refresh their thoughts and physique. The middle presents visitors enjoyable open-air baths, wholesome tofu-based delicacies, a café, and yoga periods on an statement deck with sweeping views of this distant website. In accordance with the architects, the second stage is devoted to an lodging facility the place visitors can expertise ‘zazen’, a meditative apply. ‘Yoga carried out at Zenbo Seinei surrounded by 360 ° nature offers you a sense of openness and rest of thoughts and physique, and a sense of being stuffed with life and vitality.’

 

In terms of the inside association, Shigeru Ban Architects prevented extra ornament, letting nature, which is about as a backdrop, do the speaking. Massive openings flood the inside with pure gentle and seize a body of the wild surroundings. The areas are accomplished in minimal strains of pure wooden, exuding a harmonious environment. The sensation of being immersed in an enormous panorama elevates the expertise right into a peaceable, secluded well-being session.

perched on an awaji island ridge, shigeru ban's zenbo seinei wellness retreat opens its doors
the entire second stage serves as a zazen meditation studio

picture by Hiroyuki Hirai

perched on an awaji island ridge, shigeru ban's zenbo seinei meditation retreat opens its doors
the construction offers visitors elevated views over the wild panorama

picture by Hiroyuki Hirai

perched on an awaji island ridge, shigeru ban's zenbo seinei wellness retreat opens its doors
coated in fog on a wet day

picture © Zenbo Seinei

perched on an awaji island ridge, shigeru ban's zenbo seinei wellness retreat opens its doors

the construction cantilevers on one aspect

picture by Hiroyuki Hirai

perched on an awaji island ridge, shigeru ban's zenbo seinei meditation retreat opens its doors

picture by Hiroyuki Hirai

 

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wide openings frame nature views turning them into a decorative element, image © Zenbo Seinei

vast openings body nature views turning them into an ornamental factor, picture © Zenbo Seinei

the interior exudes a minimalist design made of raw wood, image by Hiroyuki Hirai

the inside exudes a minimalist design made from uncooked wooden, picture by Hiroyuki Hirai

guests can enjoy a sense of serenity and happiness, image by Hiroyuki Hirai

visitors can take pleasure in a way of serenity and happiness, picture by Hiroyuki Hirai

mission information:

 

identify: Zenbo Seinei

structure: Shigeru Ban Architects

location: Awaji Island, Japan

standing: accomplished

christina petridou I designboom

jul 14, 2022