Meditation Center

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A meditation center was created on the grounds of an old church and we had to remodel existing, non-descript buildings on a somewhat dry and barren lot.  The budget forced us to keep new buildings in simple forms that worked with the old ones and therefore what unified the complex was the palette of materials and grammar of construction, especially with arcades that connected the parts together as a whole.
More than any other project, what would make this one successful would be the landscaping and luckily there were master gardeners within the meditation community that took the concept and ran with it, transforming the property completely as they created a little Eden in what was once a very un-welcoming site.  Now neighbors look on a lush and private landscape where most of the buildings are hidden from view.
The most important quality an architect can have from a client is trust:  this is an example of how it works both ways.  The color scheme was the client’s concept, and having faith in them proved right for creating a serene environment without going the usual terracotta or green “Sedona” route.

Charles Van Block   Architects, Inc.  -  2675 W Hwy 89a #1239  -  Sedona AZ 86336  - Tel: 928-607-6446 -  Email

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