Nature’s Spiritual Retreat

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This architectural graduation project thesis explores the design and development of a nature spiritual retreat, a sanctuary that allows individuals to reconnect with their inner selves and find peace amidst the healing power of nature. The thesis begins with an introduction to retreats, their types, origins, and the significance of such projects in meeting the spiritual needs of individuals in today's fast-paced world. The thesis delves into various spiritual ideas and their meanings, providing explanations that inform the design principles of the nature spiritual retreat. It draws inspiration from sacred geometries and explores the relationship between architectural forms and their potential to enhance spiritual experiences. A detailed case study analysis of the Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, India, serves as a reference for understanding the spatial organization, programmatic elements, and design considerations of a successful spiritual retreat. By examining the resort's layout, facilities, and user experiences, valuable insights are gained to inform the design approach of the proposed project. Chapter 3 focuses on the project's program, discussing the functional spaces in detail, including their required areas, necessary equipment, and specific design requirements. The chapter also explores the interrelationships between these spaces and their respective functions, ensuring a harmonious flow and conducive environment for spiritual practices and activities. Chapter 4 is dedicated to the chosen site for the retreat. It addresses the site's location, building regulations, and the surrounding area's analysis. Special attention is given to circulation patterns, both within the site and in relation to the surrounding context, to create a seamless integration between the retreat and its natural environment. The sensory aspects of the site, such as views, sounds, and natural elements, are considered to enhance the overall retreat experience. Through a comprehensive exploration of retreat concepts, detailed program development, and site analysis, this thesis seeks to present a well-informed design proposal for a nature spiritual retreat. The aim is to create a sanctuary that offers individuals a transformative space for self-reflection, inner peace, and spiritual growth, while harmonizing with the beauty and serenity of the natural surroundings.