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Tiny Meditation Pavilion Sits Ever-So-Quietly Amidst Vermont’s Green Mountains

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 12, 2012 @ 11:29 am In Architecture,Green Materials,Sustainable Building | No Comments



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It’s hard to imagine a more perfect site to build a meditation structure than among mountains, loose stone walls, forest, wildflowers, and woodland paths. And just because it’s small doesn’t mean that the designers compromised on comfort. Instead, the curved, mortar-washed brick wall home has a wood-framed roof that very efficiently shelters its inhabitants from Vermont’s edgy winters. The striking Rumford fireplace [6] brings an additional element of coziness to the space.

Not only is the construction itself blissfully minimalist, but the interior has been equipped with bare but attractive essentials. A built-in bench made of cedar wood [7] wraps around the pavilion’s entire interior perimeter and is adorned with a series of fluffy pillows. Coleman says, “this building is intended to create a sensorial experience that lifts the spirit and transcends the mundane, resulting in a stillness that is at once poetic and exhilarating.” We definitely think it succeeds.

+ David Coleman [3]


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[3] David Coleman: http://www.davidcoleman.com/

[4] Vermont's Green Mountains: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Mountains

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/01/meditation-pavilion-david-coleman-2.jpg

[6] Rumford fireplace: http://www.rumford.com/

[7] cedar wood: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_wood

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