Designed to be a physical embodiment of serenity, the Meditation Space Quincho Moholy by José Peña is a reflective space nestled in the foothills of Villarica volcano near Pucón, Chile. The owners wanted a contemplative space for a home, surrounded by tall oaks and volcanic rocks. Open space, a forest glade, and barbecue area enhance the palpable tranquility that permeates from the half hectare of land this space is built on. Inspired by the artist Moholy Nagy, the space features simple lines and shapes that envelope guests in a minimalist environment that helps them escape from the complications of their lives.
There are 5 components to the architectural design of this meditation space. The first is the forest glade while the second is a wall that provides serenity from the nearby road. The wall also acts as a divider between pool and barbecue areas. The third area uses a stone wall to divide public and private areas. Fourth is a tilted cylinder that allows rainwater to pour into the pool. Finally, carefully placed rocks surround the space tie every other element of its design together as one.