Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

New York, NY, US


Meditation & Bath House

Located near the Auburn University Campus, this project was focused on structural systems that heightened sensory awareness. The concept was to cradle the existing vegetation and use the building as a buffer between the troubles of everyday life and the tranquility sought after via meditation.

Repetitive Structural Components, varying elevations, and a system of fabric and wood screens all work together to mentally elevate the body to a different plane of awareness.

Light becomes a construction material as the spaces change depending on the amount and quality of light permitted into the space. The unique surface also allow for the perception of building from the exterior to change with the activities being held within.

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Status: School Project
Location: Auburn, AL, US