TDO Architecture have completed the design for a an unusual meditation dwelling located in rural Hampshire, UK. Forest Pond House was built with a budget of £7,500 and makes the most of a its perfect natural site.
Its architecture reflects the minimalism that should commonly define a place of meditation: “Cantilevering over the bank of a pond at the foot of a family garden, the timber frame structure is finished in plywood, glass and copper. It nestles between the dark drama of the forest and the bright calm of the water. Black, angular sides address the forest; light, curved surfaces and sheet glass address the pond. As well as mirroring the building’s environment, the design creates its dual functions”. The retreat is perfect for a single person looking to find piece in a healthy environment through prayer and reflection. Staying on the wooden bench offers a great perspective over the pond and forest. Enjoy the photos!