HONOURABLE MENTION of Meditation Roofs


Meditation Roofs




Name: Yuyi Shen

Instagram: yuyishen11

Nationality: Chinese

Institution / Company: Yale School of Architecture

Name: Vicki Achnani

Instagram: vicky_achnani

Nationality: Indian

Institution / Company: Yale School of Architecture

HIDEOUT is a much required escape several meters above daily life where one chooses to disengage from banality, seeking solace around the soft bodies. 

The utilization of draped fabric within this context aims to evoke the memories of yesterdays when rooftops set stage for the ballet of laundry and also loosely frames a contemplative journey. As practitioners initiate their meditation, cognitive purification unfolds, guiding their attention to the expansive fabric landscape that responds to minuscule atmospheric shifts. A sensorial experience activated by the enriched lighting conditions and soundscape affords individuals to delve into deeper and inner realms of thought and reflection. The utilization of bamboo and tensioned cables strategically engenders a requisite state of weightlessness, thereby enabling the actualization of latent forces imperceptible to visual scrutiny. Given that meditation revolves around the concept of detachment, the same principle governs the logic of detailing herein, wherein members celebrate separateness and are selectively connected. As viewed from the sidewalk, the meditation sandbox along with the fabric daringly extends beyond the rooftop parapet-a slender shard of mindfulness piercing through the buzzling urban life, extending an invitation to escape.

Jury Comments

  • The proposal is more of an experiential art installation that plays with the wind, light and shadows in an elegant way. It is less of a sanctuary that offers a private space for contemplation and meditation. -Olav Bruin
  • The commitment to the details are great in this project -Studio MUKA
  • Creative, non-cliché thinking. Exploring a different kind of meditation space. I like.


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