Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Way of Tea (House)

Czech architectural firm A1Architects creates lovely teahouses based on traditional Japanese design using materials native to Eastern Europe.

This first teahouse is called The Garden Teahouse and features construction of burnt larch facing and silver paper in the dome.

This teahouse is called The Black Teahouse and is also faced with burnt larch wood. But this teahouse has a conical ceiling feature made from woven sisal rope and a gold faced aperture at the top to bounce light in...

When you take a sip
From the bowl of powder Tea
There within it lies
Clear reflected in its depths
Blue of sky and grey of sea.
--Sen no Rikyū

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