ZENING Philosophy of Design

INFLUENCES

ZENING is an ongoing life of Zen. 

Zen is being in the moment, free in our inner world , liberated emotions and is not being judgemental. This is achieved through a highly meditative state of mind. To achieve this state of harmony and joyfulness in the moment, we created a design based on principles of Vedic architecture and science of colour effects on people. 

Result is ZENING design philosophy & concept for space for meditation and self development. 

The territory is analysed according to 9 zones, which are basis of Vedic principles. Principles are created from relations between five basic elements, directions and planetary systems. 

Nine zones are Vayvya, Uttara, Eashanya, Paschima, Brahmasthana, Poorva, Nairtya, Dakshina, Agneya. 

Each of them has their own directions, qualities and traits, good aspects and adverse effects. ZEN is practice of mystical reflection, enlightenment. Condition of enlightenment is called Satori, which equally with streak of lightning suddenly opens insight, immeasurable depth. ZEN is one of the most contradictory and paradoxical spiritual practices.

 

The Oneness & Paradoxes of ZEN

There is no good and no bad- everything just is, exists, it is not for judging, there is no need to give positive or negative sense for things and phenomena. 

Not to teach but to release form the taught- on one hand ZEN declines logic, but on the other hand it is not opposing to it, because any denial is not acceptable to ZEN. It is promoting to look inside self without help of intellect.


ZEN is only showing the direction where to go. People are obliged to learn (to get condition of reflection or even enlightenment) themselves in their own unique experience by discovering the true teaching, which is impossible and senseless to explain in popular way. 

It is important to get connected with inner processes without constructions of mind. 

ZEN is not requesting obligatory refusal of material world and limiting self with asceticism. ZEN is not accepting violence over the nature (inner and outer), but instructs to live in harmony with it. 

It is impossible to pass on the doctrine with scriptures (formulated, defined, written information). There is no sense of words and texts, you just have to observe, watch your own nature. ZENists are practising rituals which are helping to feel aesthetic experience- tea rituals, painting, theatre, playing flute, martial arts, floristic etc.

The aim of ZENING this concept is to let a person improve self in easy, exciting and joyful way. 

The spaces are curated in such ways that they influence and stimulate different aspects within; each has its own characteristics, which makes the feeling to return to that space again and again. 

“Blue” zone is ethereal and feathery, “Green” zone is wild and natural, “Orange”-stimulating and seductive. “Red” zone is not good for persons with problems with heart of inflammations, so this zone is good for persons with too low blood pressure, because it increases activity of the arterial blood. This zone is energizing.  “Orange” zone is stimulating to the emotions, centre of sexual energy. It should be avoided by extremely emotional types of people and is suggested for people, who have problems with sexual activity. 

Many installations are made in “AHA!” principle- it means that in object there is a surprise element, which is invisible instantly, but you can discover it. So this is a symbol and stimulation for freeing the mind, feeling the emotions. 

All the zones, installations, materials and colours are created with special aim to heal, to balance or stimulate different actions in easy, simple and fun way. Installations are conceptual, symbolic, humorous, functional and with their own unique identity. 

“Open air gym” is made in untraditional way to stimulate creativity, fun and to provoke people think differently, see a possibility to do traditional things in new ways. 

“Lover Nest” in “Orange” zone is made as symbol of expression about nests, where lovers are enjoying their paradise of feelings. 

Each zone is well considered and with conceptual basis of why the solution is like this. Installations and objects looks attractive, promotes lightness, fun and action meanwhile has deep message and meaning. Resort provokes every guest to inquire himself, to relax his body, mind and spirit, to feel the freedom of his spirit, to express himself and to make new discoveries.

VISUAL CODES

  • Contrast of scales for objects, even better- changes of scale according to viewpoint
  • Contrasts of materials and conditions of them (mild water can grind hard stone etc.)
  • Interactions- forms of life which are existing in symbiosis
  • Gentle and harmonic transformation of nature forms (flowers, trees),
    though mild showing the way for growing, not breaking and limiting its soul and essence
  • Maximally not stilted things, showing any idea with maximally minimalistic ways of expression
  • Hided functions- surprising person with extra functions of object through finding and discovering them
  • Absurd which is awaking never experienced feelings and revelations in people

Outer Effect

Five Elements

Directions

Planetary

Main Element

Sky Directions

Grahas Planets

VJAVJA

CHANGES

GOOD TASTE

GOOD RELATIONSHIPS

DYNAMISM

 

 

 

 

 

PARKING STORAGES

UTTARA

DECREASE BODY WEIGHT

EDUCATION

ABILITY TO ADAPT, TO PLAY

INVENTOR

RICHNESS

CONSUMER

SELL AND BUY

COMMUNICATION

 

CASH STORAGE

ISHANJA

LOVE, LUCK, OPTIMISM

RICHNESS

CONSCIOUSNESS

DEVELOPMENT

INCREASES BODY WEIGHT

 

RITUALS, MATRAS

WATER TREATMENT

PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

LECTURES

PASHCIMA

SERIOUSNESS

ABILITY TO SEE REALITY

SELF DISCIPLINE

CONCENTRATION

WISDOM

ASCETISMS

 

 

REGULAR WORKING

LEARNING

BRAHMASTHANA

EMPTINESS

AETHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE TERRITORY

POORVA

SPIRITUALITY

OPTIMISM

WISDOM

ENERGY

SUFFICIENT

HEALTH

 

CREATIVE WORK

PAINTING

POETRY

NAIRTJA

HUMAN QUALITIES THAT ARE

BEYOND PERCEPTION LIMITS

STABILITY

PERMANENCE

CONSISTENT

WISDOM

 

 

LIBRARY

CRAFT

DAKSHINA

MOTIVATED ACTION

HEALTH IMPROVEMENT

PURPOSEFUL ENERGY

WILL POWER

ABILITY TO RELEASE

 

MOTIVATED ACTIVITIES

CRAFTS

WORKSHOPS

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

AGNEJA

ARTISTIC, ART, TALENT

FRIENDLINESS, ABILITY TO FEEL

BEAUTY, HARMONY

HARSMA, CHARM

SOPHISTICATION

 

FIRE PALCE

FOOD MAKING AND PLEASURE

DANCE

MASSAGE

Influence

Inner Effect

RED

PHYSICAL BASE, PHYSICAL PAIN, PLEASURE, WILL TO LIVE, TO SURVIVE, SEXUAL ENERGY, COURAGE, SELF CONFIDENCE, AFRAID OF CHANGE, AGGRESSION, UNTRUSTING

NEED: PHYSICAL CONTACT,  GRATIFICATION

CHALLENGE: TO SENSE BEYOND THE SENSES, TO PLAN  BEFORE ACTION

INFLUENCES: UTTARA, VAJAVJA, RED

CHARACTER: CONSUMING, INCREASE THE ACTIVITY OF THE ARTERIAL BLOOD, TO ENERGIZE, BULLS SHOULD BE SURROUNDED BY COOLER COLOURS

ESSENTIAL OILS: GINGER, CURRY, MAGNOLIA, LOTUS, PINE, MUSK

MUSICAL NOTE: C

FUNCTION: PARKING, ENTRANCE, RECEPTION, RESTAURANT, MARKET, OPEN AIR GYM

OBJECTS: NEW BUILDINGS-RECEPTION &  RESTAURANT WITH GARDEN SEATS, MARKETS REMAKES- LANDSCAPE, ENTRANCE ZONE PARKING AREA INSTALLATIONS- “MANTRA”, OPEN AIR GYM, “RAIN” ETC.

ORANGE

SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE SEXUAL ENERGY AND PURE EMOTION UTILIZATION OF CREATIVE FORCES INTO ALL ASPECTS OF BEING SEX AND FOOD, POSITIVISM, HOSPITALITY, OPTIMISTIC, HAPPINESS, CONFIDENCE, SUCCESS, SELF RESPECT, SELFISH, PROUD, POWERSEEKING, MISTRUSTFUL, OSTENTATIOUS 

NEED:  SOCIAL CONTACT, ACCEPTANCE IN GROUP AND FAMILY

CHALLENGE: TO BELONG TO THE FAMILY OF MAN THROUGH LOVE AND SERVICE

INFLUENCES: ISHANJA, UTTARA, ORANGE

CHARACTER: SUN, WARMING, INVIGORATING, EMOTION STIMULATION BALANCING WITH BLUE COLOUR

ESSENTIAL OILS:  MUSK, HYACINTH, BERGAMONT, CORIANDER, PATCHOULI

MUSICAL NOTE: D

FUNCTION: SPA, BAR, DINING, OPEN CINEMA, MULTIFUNCTIONAL SOCIALIZATION PLATFORM, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICS, STUDIO, ARCHAEOLOGYGICAL MUSEUM, APARTMENTS

OBJECTS: NEW BUILDINGS- EXTENSIONS FOR THE SPA BUILDING REMAKES-SPA, BAR & DINING, ORANGE APARTMENTS, SPA POND, INSTALLATIONS- SOCIALIZATION PLATFORM, OPEN CINEMA, “LOVERS NEST”.”SUNDIAL” ETC

 

YELLOW

INTELLECTUAL

FORMED PERSONALITY, POSITIVE USE OF PERSONAL POWER, LOGICAL, WISDOM, SELF ESTEEM, CREATIVE PERSONALITY, THE EGO, EFFICIENT, CRITICAL SELFISH, JUDGEMENTAL, PROUD, POWERSEEKING, OSTENTATIOUS

NEED:  TO LIVE IN AN ORDERLY WORLD, TO SHINE INTELLECTUALLY, TO EXPRESS INDIVIDUALITY

CHALLENGE: TO ENS SEPERATION AND MERGE WITH THE ONE IN ALL

INFLUENCES: PASHCIMA, NAIRTJA, YELLOW

CHARACTER: INTELLECT, BRAIN NERVES STIMULATION

ESSENTIAL OILS:  MINT, NOUGANVILLA, CEDAR, FRANGIAPANI, YLANG-YLANG

MUSICAL NOTE: E

FUNCTION: LIBRARY, WORKSHOPS, MEDITATION, PAVILLION, CHAPEL, JUICE BAR/COFFEE SHOP, INTERNET SPOT, FRUIT GARDEN

OBJECTS: NEW BUILDINGS- MEDITATION PAVILLION, CHAPEL, REMAKES-INTERNET SPOT & JUICE BAR/COFFEE SHOP(EXISTING RECEPTION), FRUIT GARDEN, INSTALLATIONS-PLAYGROUND, PLATFORM, OUTDOOR, LIBRARIES, WORKSHOPS ETC

GREEN

CENTRE

BALANCE BETWEEN THE SPIRITUAL AND THE PHYSICAL, TO LOVE FREELY AND UNCONDITIONALLY

GENEROUS, VITAL, POWERFUL, OPEN HEARTED, EXPANSIVE, COMPASSIONATE, SELF-DOUBTING, INSECURE, JEALOUS, ATTACHED, MISTRUSTFUL

NEED:  SEEKING FOR SECURITY, NEED TO LOVE AND BE LOVED, TO BE IN NATURE

CHALLENGE: TO LOVE WITHOUT ATTACHMENT, TO MASTER THE DOUBT, FEAR, AND MISTRUST

INFLUENCES: BRAHMASTHANA, PASHCIMA, VAJAVJA, UTTARA, POORVA

CHARACTER: BALANCE, CENTRE, STABILITY ENDURANCE, QUIETUDE, PIECE, HARMONY TO COOL THE BLOOD, ANIMATE NERVES

ESSENTIAL OILS:  ATTAR OF ROSE, JASMINE, AMBER

MUSICAL NOTE: F(MINOR, MELANCHOLY)

FUNCTION: BIG POOL, MEDITATION PAVILLION, PRIVATE KITCHEN, LOUNGE/LIBRARY, APARTMENTS

OBJECTS: REMAKES-PAVILLION “MEDITATION SKY”, BIG POOL, PRIVATE KITCHEN, GREEN APARTMENTS

INSTALLATIONS-COLOUR GATES, MEDITATION IN EMPTINESS, “TO BE IN NATURE” ETC.

BLUE

CONCEPTUAL

EXPRESSION OF THE TRUTH THAT WE KNOW IN OUR HEART, IDEALISTIC, PATIENT, CREATIVE, SELF EXPRESSION, PEACEFUL, DOGMATICS, FANTASTIC, NEGATIVE, CRITICAL, LIVES IN THE PAST

NEED:  TO LIVE IN AN IDEAL, TO FIND MENTAL SECURITY

CHALLENGE: TO LET GO MEMORIES, TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT

INFLUENCES: POORVA, ISHANJA, AGNEJA, BLUE

CHARACTER: EXPRESSION OF TRUTH, GIVER OF LOVE, DEVOTION, HARMONY, GOVERNS, SPEECH, HEARING, COMMUNICATION

ESSENTIAL OILS:  LILAC, PATCHOULI, FRANCINCENSE

MUSICAL NOTE: G (ROMANTIC MUSIC)

FUNCTION: BLUE APARTMENTS, ART WORKSHOPS, MASSAGE

OBJECTS: REMAKES- APARTMENTS

INSTALLATIONS-ART/CRAFT WORKSHOPS, “FIREPLACE”, “TRANSPARENT”, “SOUND OF WIND” ETC.

INDIGO

INTUITION

ABILITY TO SEE DEVINE  PERCEPTION IN ALL THINGS, VISIONARY, SUPER-SENSITIVE, MYSTICISM, ABSTRACT, INSPIRED, TELEPATHIC, CRUELTY, FORGETFUL, UNDISCIPLINE, UNABLE TO MANIFEST, LIVES IN THE FUTURE

NEED:  TO FEEL AT ONE WITH UNIVERSE, TO HAVE A CONFLICT-FREE RELATIONSHIPS

CHALLENGE: TO MAKE REAL THE VISION OF FUTURE

INFLUENCES: DAKSHINA, AGNEJA, NAIRTJA, INDIGO

CHARACTER: INTUITION, INSIGHT, ABILITY TO SEE DEVINE, PERCEPTION IN ALL THINGS, DIGNITY, HIGH ASPIRATIONS

ESSENTIAL OILS:  ROSE, AMBER, SANDALWOOD

MUSICAL NOTE: A

FUNCTION: INDIGO APARTMENTS, ART WORKSHOPS

 OBJECTS: INSTALLATIONS-KALEIDOSCOPE, JOY OF COLOUR, COLOUR GATES, ETC.

VIOLET

ONENESS

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION WITH INFINITE, OPENNESS WITH GOD, PEACE, BEAUTY, CREATIVITY, INSPIRATION, POWER OF TRANSFORMATION, SENSE OF WONDER, UNABLE TO LIVE INN THNOW, SPACED-OUT, FORGETFUL

NEED:  ETERNAL COMMUNICATION WTH THE UNIVERSE

CHALLENGE: TO BE DISCIPLINE IN MANIFESTATION

INFLUENCES: NAIRTJA, PASHCIMA, VIOLET

CHARACTER: ONENESS, PEACE, WISDOM, INFINITY, INSPIRATION, CONNECTION TO HIGHER SELF, COOLS NERVES, IS MAGNETIC AND ANTISEPTIC

ESSENTIAL OILS:  LAVENDER, ATTAR OF ROSE

MUSICAL NOTE: B(SACRED MUSIC)

FUNCTION: MAISONETTES, APARTMENTS, SMALL POOL, FROG, FOUNTAIN

 OBJECTS: REMAKE- POOL, POOL BAR

INSTALLATIONS- HOT TUBS, LABYRINTH, AWRY REALITY, NEVERENDING STAIRS ETC.