Meditation cabins
Architect: SBSA Architetti
Client: Unknown
Status: Competition (2020)
Clasification: Selected
Location: Amieira, Portugal
Coordinates: 39.983412,-7.918167
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Materials: Glass, Wood
Environment: Forest
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: 100 ㎡ Small
Types: Cabin, Microarchitecture

Everything starts from the use of simple flat figure (triangle and square) with a strongly symbolic character: the base is an equilateral triangle (which represents proportion and harmony), the volume being the simplest of irregular polyhedra with a square face (symbol of the stabilised world), capable of concentrating the forces and energy of the natural environment. The simplest volumetric structure, the reduction of the human gesture to the bare minimum.


Yoga and meditation is the search for balance of the soul. Meditating in the midst of nature is fundamental because it allows us to concentrate without suffering external distractions. The relationship with nature is fundamental for human well-being. Meditating immersed in the landscape involves the amplification of sensations and allows you to find a deeper contact with the natural environment.

As a well-cut diamond has many facets, each of which reflects a different tone of light, so the term yoga reflects a meaning and reveals different aspects of the whole range of human effort aimed at achieving inner peace and happiness. The cabins stimulate a sense of peace and balance, in search of awareness and harmony of oneself with our surroundings. The cabins are covered with a mirror, so as to blend in with the surrounding environment and send ever-changing images of the landscape, amplifying the charm of these places. The cabins engage the relationship between the human mind and the fundamental elements of nature.

Team: Andrea Smaniotto, Barbara Sandri | Post date: 11/12/2020 | Views: 2.502