Mastering Routine - Kyudo Archery Centre

UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
Lead Designer
ClientSean Hajdu
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Kyudo, the way of the bow, is a living practice of
meditative archery rooted in the old warrior traditions
of japan. The perfect mastery of the bow was
considered an art by the Samurai. Today, kyudo is
practiced as a form of mental schooling as well as
physical and spiritual development. The elegance of
the movements, beauty of the bow and arrows and
atmosphere of quietness and dignity predominant in
the practice of time and place, have a great fascination
for those who wish to work upon the path of self-
knowledge. Architecture can play a role by facilitating
the spatial condition to achieve such a harmonious
mental state of mind. The goal of this project was to
develop the architectural concepts, designs and
program of a facility that houses the spaces and
activities embodied in the art and practice of kyudo.