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Meditation Hut III “Victor” / Jeffery S. Poss Architect

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2011
Meditation Hut III “Victor” / Jeffery S. Poss Architect
Meditation Hut III “Victor” / Jeffery S. Poss Architect, © Jeffery S. Poss
© Jeffery S. Poss

© Jeffery S. Poss © Jeffery S. Poss © Jeffery S. Poss © Jeffery S. Poss +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Champaign, IL, United States
  • Design Associates

    Workus Studio LLC, Crete, Illinois
  • Structural Consultant

    PREPA.R.E. INC.
  • Geotechnical Consultant

    Midwest Engineering Services, Inc.
  • General Contractor

    Dreamworks Construction
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The owners of a forested property wanted a quiet space to observe the surrounding nature. A naturalized understory leads to a visually kinetic approach ramp that contrasts to the subtle interior. Entry to the hut is through an obscured door detailed like the cedar walls. Inside an oversized window opposite the entrance immediately pulls the view back outside to a composed view of mature trees. Adjacent to this is a miniature tea cabinet. A raised platform in the main space supports three tatami mats.

© Jeffery S. Poss
© Jeffery S. Poss

The location along the north pond edge allowed the development of several effluvial sensations. Throughout the day water reflections are projected onto the soffit. The roof channels rainwater to a central spout over the pond. A horizontal window in the tatami room frames a meditative fragment of water. The floor of glossy ebonized birch has the sensation of a deep still pool ‐ the grass tatami mats become an island within an island. The result is an interior volume that is protective and serene but alive with subtle energy.

© Jeffery S. Poss
© Jeffery S. Poss
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Andy · June 29, 2012

As a former student of Mr. Poss, it's refreshing to remember that there are actually a few understated professors of architecture who are as good as teachers as they are as professional architects. Great to see his work reaching a wider audience.

Nick Allen · February 14, 2012

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jennifer koskinen · January 28, 2012

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Jaden So · December 16, 2011

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Michael Huber · December 08, 2011

Meditation Hut -Love the exaggerated Butterfly Roof. http://t.co/5DSzS4Nd #design #architecture

Davide Montanarella · December 05, 2011

a hut to meditate and take the wings http://t.co/j8z75kDh

Robert Lysik · December 05, 2011

Very serene, nicely composed views. I've got a spot in my backyard that would be perfect for something like this, although the gull wing roof would likely become a magnet for debris. Love the tatami mats.

Foguenne · December 04, 2011

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gerson · December 04, 2011

NICE BUILDING, BUT IN SUCH CONTEMPLATIVE PLACE DO YOU REALLY NEED IT? ITS SEPARATING YOU FRO THE AREA, KEEPING YOU ALLIEN, IN A GLASS CELL, TO THE REAL SENSE OF THE PLACE

jaime fuentes · December 04, 2011

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Jared E Wright · December 04, 2011

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Carmen Valtierra · December 03, 2011

Da gusto ver un pequeño proyecto en cuanto a escala, con los detalles cuidados; es un "objeto arquitectónico": http://t.co/WF3yyiU8

GF · December 03, 2011

Does anyone know who designed the main house you can see on the site plan? The organic looking one.
Thanks

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bhb · December 03, 2011

Beautiful, simple. Great to see this kind of work happening in Champaign-Urbana.

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