ZENING Philosophy of Design
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.
- 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
DECREASE BODY WEIGHT
ABILITY TO ADAPT, TO PLAY
SELL AND BUY
LOVE, LUCK, OPTIMISM
INCREASES BODY WEIGHT
ABILITY TO SEE REALITY
HUMAN QUALITIES THAT ARE
BEYOND PERCEPTION LIMITS
ABILITY TO RELEASE
ARTISTIC, ART, TALENT
FRIENDLINESS, ABILITY TO FEEL
FOOD MAKING AND PLEASURE
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.