Perspective Watercolor - Entrance
       
     
Watercolor Perspective - Second Level
       
     
Watercolor Section
       
     
Carved Model - Chemical Wood
       
     
Concept Exploration - Sketches
       
     
Perspective Watercolor - Entrance
       
     
Perspective Watercolor - Entrance

An entrance designed for one meditating on direction; down towards darkness, up to light, or back to the exterior. Past the light, the hallway splits into two openings. One opening dark as night and the other one bright as day. These openings represent the decision the traveler has to take. The dark opening has a set of stairs leading to a pod which has a soft light illuminating the floor.

Watercolor Perspective - Second Level
       
     
Watercolor Perspective - Second Level

The light within the pod emphasizes an even darker opening. This new hallway, curving slightly to the left so as to stop light from entering, leads to a smaller pod which is pitch black. At this point the traveler has to decide whether to go into complete isolation, or head back to the entrance.

Watercolor Section
       
     
Watercolor Section

If the traveler chooses the bright opening, a set of stairs leads him to an open room with large windows. The windows let in a delicate breeze which flows through the room. They also provided a majestic view of the surrounding Himalayan mountains.


Carved Model - Chemical Wood
       
     
Carved Model - Chemical Wood

The entrance is ten feet off the ground and requires some climbing skills or some rope. Once inside, the traveler sees saw a shaft of light that cascades down from the ceiling. At 11 o'clock, the light falls right onto the traveler standing in the entrance.

Concept Exploration - Sketches
       
     
Concept Exploration - Sketches

The goal was to design a place of refuge or meditation for one person to escape from the world and enjoy quiet contemplation.