Early study for a Buddhist school in the mountain
Unbuilt, for Archidio office, Taipei
Facing our land, the sun. On our back, a forest is covering the valley.
The forest is dense and doesn’nt leave much room for a building,
in fact the valley seems too great for us. We’ll have to make ourselves very small. No need to compete. The building will welcome what is given to it:
a view on the sun rising every morning, and a place in the middle of the trees.The roof should be a wide and light structure, gathering all parts of the building under one shelter:
bedrooms, classrooms, outside kitchen, and maybe parts of the nature around,
are binded into one community.
From traditional chinese architecture features, should be emphisized:
It reflects the great modesty of bouddhism thinking and our modesty towards the environnement;
as well as the bouddhist interest for the autonomous capactity of human spirit to be awkenened.
at least on the east side, as it responds to the context – to the valley and to the sky.
Balance, stability provided by the symetry could support and express the buddhist lifestyle and complement the unstable nature around.4:30, early morning, leaving the bedroom.
The corridor and courtyard along the dormitories are straight and simple spaces, as they respond to the distant and plain space of the sky.
As it reaches the trees on the back of the building, the corridor bends and twists, as it responds to the complex and vivid space of the forest.
So by changing with the sky and the trees, the corridor operates the necessary transition between the sleeping spaces and the common ones.
About the corridor:
– The corridor is a recurring space in public architecture: all the spaces refer to it instead of to each other – thus all the spaces are equal to each other and are linked to the community.
– It is also a recurring space in religious architecture (ex: christian cloisters) as it is dedicated to the action of walking; the state of introversion, meditation.
– the corridor is a space of transition: from solitude to community, from inside to outside, from artificial to natural.
洗手間. 教室. 室外廚房. 或許還有部分原本就在周圍的天然植物景象,
訴說了佛教生活的嚴謹. 人人之間的平等.4:30, 清晨,人們離開了房子.
– 走廊在宗教建築中建設的很多,因為走廊是可以讓人們思考. 沉澱.自省的空間.