The architect Norwegian Hans-Peter Bjornadal was created in the forest of Lithuania, a meditation garden-inspired shelters archetypal of their country of origin.
Called Gapahuk, the shelters protect their users from the rain and the wind, they offer the warmth of a campfire and allow them to connect with nature at the opening of the landscape.
“One feels happy being in nature, breathing clean air and listening to the birds. These shelters represent an opportunity to have a profound spiritual experience,” he said Bjornadal.
“One can stop and perform introspection to relax the mind, the spirit and the body. This helps people to find harmony with others, with the environment and with oneself”.
Made of wood and shaped like a scalene triangle, it was decided to locate these three Gapahuk next to a swamp, which, beyond the same feature of the project, gives it a mystic touch.
According to the author, this place has low sounds, creatures invisible and secret passages used by the witches in lithuania in the past, and by partisans during the war.
In addition, the views change dramatically when it is covered in fog and when the sun floods completely, what makes it attractive but also frightening.
Other design elements included in the project are the cleaning of an area in which they planted new grass, the creation of roads symbolic with stone and multiple fire pits, as well as an amphitheater small.
The meditation garden was built as part of the Human Birdhouse Workshop, a festival that was intended to present the architectural genre of “shamanism constructive”, which seeks to unite architects, builders, and characters of the spirituality.