Resident Housing, Pyramid Valley, Bengaluru, India

Pyramid Valley, home for the World’s Largest Meditation Pyramid; is an International Meditation Center serving individuals, societies and organizations in their quest for self realization and spiritual wisdom and helps them unlock their hidden potential. Pyramid Spiritual Societies are non-religious, non-cult, not-for-profit, voluntary spiritual organizations whose sole objective is to spread Anapanasati Meditation and Vegetarianism and their primary role in providing physical, mental intellectual health and well-being to one and all.

Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Site 3
The brief required housing and recreational areas to be created for meditation residents, a conference hall and cafe. The residual site was landscaped as a meditation garden open to residents and daily visitors. Water bodies were created following the natural contours of the site for rain water harvesting and recreational purposes.

Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Concept 1

The site was divided into a complex grid using sacred geometry forms, namely the “Giza-Earth-Moon” diagram. This diagram was further subdivided using the “Vesica Pisces”  diagrams to create the master plan and function zoning at site.

Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Concept 3 Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Concept 2

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Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Site Plan 1

Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Site Plan 3 Arjun Rathi Pyramid Valley Site Plan 2

All living modules were oriented towards the view of the existing pyramid structure, with the height rising gradually along the contoured site.  Elements from the “Golden Ratio” and “Pi Diagrams” (in the above image) were using for planning the unit proportions and layouts. The green spaces in between the housing volumes were designed to be meditation gardens and recreational facilities.

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Project Team: Arjun Rathi, Namrata Sehghal, Mandar Ambre, Neeraj Tiwari

Year Completed: 2014

 

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