A friend asked me to design/build a shelter for her to use as a mediation space in her backyard. The space available was about 5′ square. After a consultation and a creative collaboration session we determined that a floor and a roof were mandatory to protect her from the rain and keep clean, but doors and walls should be convertible to allow for more or less light and not completely close off the space to maintain a connection with the beautiful garden space around it. Below is a picture of the final design prior to construction. Check out the photo gallery for the MiniZenHaus.