‘Home-made architecture’ series #5// Meditation space

Home-made architecture’ series / episode n°5 – Meditate // web-series Mon Oeil by Centre Pompidou

When you are in the Meditation Space in the Unesco headquarters in Paris, you feel enveloped with its soft and round walls. If you whisper something, you will be surprised by the amplified sound that the cylindrical shape of this little pavilion produces.

To replicate the concrete cylinder designed by the architect Tadao Ando, here is what we found in Archihihi’s kitchen: a saucepan, a pomelo, a tin can, a gas stove, a jar, a candle, some matches and a pen-knife.


Candle… melted: here is the concrete

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To know more about the series and see the 1st episode, here it is, and if you fancy watching all the episodes, here is my Vimeo page :).