Inspired by the Bahai faith, this meditation space is built for a maximum of four people and is based on the Lotus flower. The nine petals (significant to the Bahai faith) are kinetic and open and close throughout the day and are an important focal point. This sketch model demonstrates the movement of the petals in reality.
Multi Faith Space
The Multi Faith Space creates a centre were individuals from all religions and beliefs can come and worship in a friendly, supportive environment. It allows members of the public to explore their religious beliefs and spirituality in a welcoming space or to simply use the cafe and education space without being surrounded by religious relics or symbols. It allows people from all religions to come and worship together even though they are worshiping different Gods, Godesses and sacred symbols.
The aim of this project was to redesign the transition space within the Jain Temple, Leicester. The transition space in important within a sacred space as it helps one shed the profane, material world and prepare oneself for entering the sacred space. The design focuses on allow maximum natural light into the space as possible as well as improving the fluidity of the circulation.
The gallery area of this space is the main focal point, as well as the glass and aluminium stair case. The mirrored elements create the allusion of greater space, with the seating area creating a more relaxed environment.
Visitor Interface System
This model is of a visitor interface system (VIS) for Astrium. Spread over two floors with the lift being the central point of the space. The VIS provides visitors with a waiting area, refreshment area, toilet facilities and a private meeting room. The geometric forms are inspired by the space crafts created by Astrium.