This sketch I share happened when I was thinking alot about sacred places and spaces after I traveled to Jerusalem during the Summer of 1994. I visited many spaces there which felt like this and somehow it resonates still after all of these years. Perhaps its the cupping shape of the dome overhead which embraces or its proportion width to height. I don't know. But intuitively it feels like a space for contemplation....
Stephen M. Frey - AIA, LEED AP