Meditation Space is a minimal studio and gallery located in Beijing, China, designed by Jun Murata. The current utility of the space is to be used as a program to invite architects and designers from various countries to participate in exhibiting art, eventually forming what will become guest room accommodations.
The architect wanted to frame the beauty of the surrounding scenery by creating openings on either end of the main rectilinear volume. The constant change in environment on the outside is reflected on the interior, prompting guests to unwind and experience the gentle dynamic light.
A white container is stacked above like a building block, and has a closed field of view other than openings from skylights. Another 12-meter long container dubbed “Tunnel” was connected with vertical slits on the south side. The slits create vertical light beams that cut into the interior.