Meditation in Architecture

Examines the need for architectural designs to include areas of meditation in their plans.

If meditation is interpreted as contemplation and the seeking of emotional quietude, the study of architecture should feature some attention to spaces that can be hoped to promote meditation, as meditation is sometimes part of the architect’s own creative process. In the post-World War II era, the profession has been increasingly called upon to contribute to planning in buildings which comply with often highly conceptualized designs towards thematic transformations of whole areas.