Mastering Routine - Kyudo Archery Centre

CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientSean Hajdu
DesignerSean Hajdu
PrizeHonorable 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.