TECTONICS & MATERIAL IN THE DESIGN OF A MEDITATION CENTRE IN PEGGY’S COVE, NOVA SCOTIA
Meditation means awareness. It is a process inducing a series of steps, that leads to a state of consciousness which brings serenity and clarity. While the space we choose for meditating needs to reflect the state of clear mind, if possible, it should be isolated from the noisy city and in a natural pure land. This thesis investigates meditation theory and the natural context of Peggy’s Cove, as well as material and tectonic experiments, to design a New Meditation Centre in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. The design of the New Meditation Center proposes building as a new form of architecture, the form, material and construction of which engages the viewer to admire and respect our nature.