project-single
Filter projects
Index
Selected Projects
Selected Projects
Cities
Buildings
Spaces
Objects
Commercial
Residential
Master Planning
Culture | Theatres & Concert Halls
Offices
Retail
Hospitality
Museums & Galleries
Exhibitions
Educational
Sports & Wellness
(Town)houses
Lofts & Apartments
Furniture & Objects
Sustainability & Resilience
Smart Envelopes
Material Innovation
Branding & Identity
Healthy Living
Prototyping
Prefabrication
Pro-Bono
18
Curated works giving you the full breadth of our capabilities.
EST NY US
GTM+1 NL DE
GTM+8 HZ CN
INSCAPE Meditation Studio
Prev.: SHENZHEN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Next: 512 GW TOWNHOUSE
project-information
project-thumbnail-close
project-thumbnail
project-thumbnail-close
cursor-previous
cursor-next


A pre-fabricated system for immersive meditation environments.

Scroll all the way below the credits to view a selection of publications on this work!

CHALLENGE
For this project, Inscape tasked us with developing a concept space that would offer an immersive meditation environment and allow the brand to easily scale to new locations.

INNOVATION
Working closely with the client and experts on the psychology of meditation, we designed a space concept that actively encourages a deep state of meditation through controlled sensory experiences. We collaborated with a local fabricator to translate the design into a pre-fabricated system that can be easily manufactured, transported, and installed in various locations.

IMPACT
The prefabricated Dome is a fully immersive environment of light, sound, and air, guiding the visitor through a curated meditation experience. The space is highly engineered, yet appears simple and devoid of all technology. Its ellipsoid bench conceals a grid of micro-speakers, while carefully-orchestrated LED lighting and aromatherapy create the ideal environment for a meditative experience.
1:1 prototyping, local manufacturing, and the use of renewable materials throughout promote personal and environmental well-being: resulting in a wellness-driven meditation brand that can be distributed internationally.

Credits

Year: Completed 2018
Location: Chelsea, NYC
Client: INSCAPE
Project Type: Meditation Concept and Space
Size: Groundlevel: 4,500 ft2 Meditation (420 m2), Lower level: 3,400 ft 2 Headquarters (315 m2)
Design Team: Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA | Archi-Tectonics Team: Thiebaud Noll, Boden Davies, Chong Gao
Consultants: Mechanical Engineering: 2LS Engineers | Expeditor: Code NYC | Audio Consultant: Clair Solutions | General Contractor: SSB Group | Prefab Construction: Tietz-Baccon | Acoustic Engineering: Ove Arup NY
Photography: Christian Harder | Frederica Carlet | Archi-Tectonics
Architect of Record: Randall Collins, Architect
Videography: MSNBC
AA