Sometimes a great home or getaway isn't a luxurious pad in the middle of the desert or on a cliff by the beach, it's a Buddhist meditation center. Hanrahan Meyers Architects built the Won Dharma Center for the Won Buddhists, a Korean organization that emphasizes balance in one's daily life and relationship to nature. Located in Claverack, New York, at 28,000 square feet with views of the Hudson River valley and the Catskill Mountains, it has guest residences, a dining hall, administrative space, and a 3,000 square-foot meditation hall. The building is 100% wood with natural light from being deeply shaded to the west and south. [Archinect]