ZEN Residential for Multigeneration | 三代同堂 習佛
Toren Condominium by SOM
150 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sleeping Spaces | Living Room | Practice Room | Bathrooms | Kitchen & Dining | Storages
Multi-generation Chinese Buddhist Family.
The family is pursuing a very strict buddhist lifestyle.
Both the parents have a busy work schedule, they did not have time to spend with their son. However, the grandmother aims to get the family gather around to practice buddhism, which she believes could help the young parent and their son being close by the religion.
Having a time practicing together will be the major demand of the family which is also their top requirement of the program will be the practice space.
To figure out how to architecturally insert the Buddhism practice room in to the plan, which should be a cube that has equal dimensions of all sides, aiming to have embrace the concept of balance in Buddhist believe.
Shifting the boundary of the plan to figure out where the cube should be placed. To surround other daily programs that connected by the practice room.