Bhutan Elder Sangha Sanctuary



Project Description:

A small village designed to allow senior monks to 'age-in-place'. While fully respecting the government's mandated use of traditional Bhutanese architectural language, BESS will provide the first such housing in Bhutan to be fully accessible to those with physical disabilities. The buildings are intended to serve as a model across Bhutan and were designed to be easily replicable (and adaptable) using only the building methods typically employed by the families and community groups that customarily band together when new buildings are needed. (Additional images will soon be posted.)


Project Details:

Client:    Zhung Dratshang Central Monastic Body

Sq. Ft.:   29,000

Year:      2014

Related Projects:  East 79th Street Apartment, East Side Townhouse, Fifth Avenue Pied--terre, Jianfu Palace Museum, Sagaponac House