Vajrasana Retreat, Walsham-le-Willows, United Kingdom. Architect: Walters and Cohen Ltd, 2016.
|:||Linking courtyards with Buddha figure. Vajrasana Retreat, Walsham-le-Willows, United Kingdom. Architect: Walters and Cohen Ltd, 2016.|
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|:||Vajrasana Retreat, Walsham-le-Willows, United Kingdom. Architect: Walters and Cohen Ltd, 2016.|
|:||Walters and Cohen Ltd|
|:||The Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre is located in Suffolk. The LBC's ambitions were to increase capacity from 34 to 60 people, create a new meditation room and improve accessibility. The scale and quality of the new buildings: simple materials and local techniques create a balance between a modest architecture and reverence of the spiritual spaces. Integration with the landscape is fundamental to the aesthetic and sense of serenity and contemplation. Single-storey, charred timber buildings wrap around the central courtyard to provide communal living and dining rooms and bedroom pods. A dark, multi-toned brick envelops the shrine room, meditative Stupa courtyard and serene Akshobya courtyard.|
|:||Vajrasana Retreat; architecture; Memorial; Europe; United Kingdom; Suffolk; Walsham-le-Willows; 2016; 21st Century; Walters and Cohen Ltd; 1 person; Copy space; general view; day; exterior; Buddhist retreat; London Buddhist Centre; LBC; courtyard; Stupa; limestone; sculpted; white limestone; visitor; adult; silhouette; Buddha figure; scale; walking; brick facade; courtyard link; multi-tone brick; cloudy sky; sunlit|